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Out of the dark—into the light

From the November 2014 issue of The Christian Science Journal


Are you a tomb dweller? I was. My thought was impoverished, and I had a bleak outlook on life. I went from one challenge to another—and expected it. Although I was a student of Christian Science and had many healings of physical difficulties, my expectations for good were practically nonexistent. 

One day while I was reading the account of the Gadarene (see Mark 5:1–19) in the Christian Science Bible Lesson, it occurred to me that I had a lot in common with this biblical character. I began working to understand the story to find my way out of the tomb mentality.

As I thought of myself, I realized that like this man, I dwelt among the “tombs”—my thoughts were gloomy and depressed. I had lost several close relatives, and I kept thinking that I needed to understand more about death, rather than pursue a better understanding of Life, God. 

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