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What about our human desires?

From the February 2018 issue of The Christian Science Journal

What about our fondest and noblest human hopes and desires? Do these have a place within the working out of the perfect love of God?

Yes, we can be assured they do! These hopes and desires may include the desire to have friends and be a friend, to feel included in a sense of family, to love and feel loved, to feel respected and appreciated, to feel a sense of accomplishment and fulfillment. Such desires and hopes go right to the heart of human living. 

But how to see these hopes and desires constructively fulfilled? And how to see them stay fulfilled? That can be the big question. Oftentimes we try to secure what we want through human ways and means. But no amount of human activity, planning, or energy can ensure the achieving and securing of our fondest, deepest hopes and desires. Instead, we have to see their fulfillment as a natural manifestation of the love of God. As Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy says, “Divine Love always has met and always will meet every human need” (p. 494).

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