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Your Insights

In these pages we’ve gathered several shorter items—articles a page or less in length and excerpts from longer manuscripts that offer useful, inspiring insights. We hope you enjoy this kind of short-form nourishment in each issue. 

Irreversible abundance

From the February 2011 issue of The Christian Science Journal

At a time when news reports still refer regularly to the worldwide “credit crunch,” I’ve been remembering the many times in my own experience when challenging situations have been overcome by applying the truths taught in Christian Science.

At one point in my husband’s career, the firm he worked for was threatened with bankruptcy due to a global recession. He was managing director of a joinery manufacturer, and he said that it would mean early retirement for him, as well as a good workforce losing their jobs. I rebelled at the thought of any honest, efficient child of God ending a career on a note of failure. I knew that it wasn’t right, that we didn’t have to accept it as a governing factor—and that prayer would reveal the appropriate solution. 

We were not looking to a whimsical God who helped some but not all of His children, but we were acknowledging a divine Principle that only sends good to His children and guides every event of their lives. This was—and is—a law that can never be overruled or annulled and includes all of God’s creation. I thought of the parable of the prodigal son, and of the father saying to the brother who had stayed at home, “Son, thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine” (Luke 15:31). The message of this parable pointed to the universal love of our heavenly Parent, and that all was infinite abundance!