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Grief yields—to the light of Love

From the November 2014 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Jesus taught, “Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted” (Matthew 5:4). But how does one get to the point of being comforted—where the pain of mourning ceases? The saying “Time heals all wounds” just can’t be true. If you put a math equation full of mistakes on a closet shelf and leave it for years, when you take it down it will still be full of mistakes. 

Mary Baker Eddy explains in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures: “Jesus restored Lazarus by the understanding that Lazarus had never died, not by an admission that his body had died and then lived again. Had Jesus believed that Lazarus had lived or died in his body, the Master would have stood on the same plane of belief as those who buried the body, and he could not have resuscitated it” (p. 75). 

Jesus did not raise the dead to bring them back to a mortal experience, but to show that truly they had not gone anywhere—that because life is spiritual, they were eternally expressing Life, God. I found that this was the only true and lasting healing of grief.

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