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The joy of freedom

From the August 2011 issue of The Christian Science Journal

My husband and I recently returned from a trip to Egypt. We were among the first tourists to visit the region since the January 25 revolution that prompted the resignation of President Mubarak. 

We were the only Americans in our group, of which the remainder were British citizens. Our first stop was Cairo, the primary location of the huge rallies. In our constant prayers during the trip, we held to the definition of angels found in Science and Health: “God’s thoughts passing to man; spiritual intuitions, pure and perfect; the inspiration of goodness, purity, and immortality, counteracting all evil, sensuality, and mortality” (p. 581). We knew that wherever we went we would have with us the Christ—the divine message of God’s presence and power. And as Psalm 28 declares, “The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped” (verse 7). 

The more we travel to various countries in the world, the more these ideas unfold. We’ve experienced, not the marked differences, but the constant and consistent expressions of love. With the absence of fear comes an awareness that all we meet are children of God, not people to be feared. They too receive these constant angel messages from God. 

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