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A way out of grief

From the August 2017 issue of The Christian Science Journal

When a loved one passes on, overcoming grief can be an especially challenging task. Yet, many have found that through the teachings of Christian Science grief can be thoroughly and completely healed, whether that takes persistence in prayer or happens very quickly. I’ve learned this lesson through a number of experiences. 

Many years ago I lost a close friend of mine and needed to feel God’s loving tenderness. I spent several evenings in a public library reading books describing what might happen to people after they pass away. I came away unsatisfied with this reading; it all seemed mysterious and confusing. 

Then a church friend suggested I study references in the Bible and the writings of Mary Baker Eddy that included the word life, and ponder what these writings can teach us about life and existence. I took up the study, and in particular, I endeavored to gain a better understanding of divine Life, God. Additionally, I read articles and testimonies in the Christian Science periodicals about overcoming grief, which were also a great help.

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