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Spiritual Short

Nothing is ever lost

From the October 2020 issue of The Christian Science Journal

When I discovered my wallet had been stolen in a supermarket, I felt so disturbed that I was unable to think clearly. In it were my bank and credit cards, and £40 in notes. 

As I watched the news the following morning, this story caught my interest: A man told how, as a young sailor, he had lost his valuable watch. It had fallen overboard while his ship was docked. Some years later, the harbor was dredged, and his watch was found, still capable of operating. He remembered what his father had once said: “There is never anything lost unless it has left the planet.”

The story reminded me of these words from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures: “Lost they cannot be, while Mind remains” (Mary Baker Eddy, p. 487). The “they” in the sentence refers to the “Mind-faculties” of sight and hearing, which can be proved to be intact through spiritual healing. But I suddenly had such a clear realization that there was no such thing as loss of anything, even loss by theft, because all exists in the divine Mind, which is ever present and all-encompassing. Such a sense of peace came over me. 

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