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Freed from grief

From the February 2018 issue of The Christian Science Journal

It is wonderful to know that through Christian Science we learn that God not only comforts but also heals sorrow and grief. 

I was very close to my father, and I could not imagine life without him. Early in my practice of Christian Science, I read an article in the Journal in which a young woman told a Christian Science practitioner that she feared the passing of a loved one. The practitioner comforted her, saying in effect, “If such a thing should happen, your understanding of Christian Science will empower you to meet the challenge.” I had been fearful over how I would cope if my father passed on, so this message was of great comfort to me.

Around the same time, a friend who was also a practitioner referred me to Hymn 81 in the Christian Science Hymnal, the first verse of which reads:

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