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The currency of God’s love

From the December 2023 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Have you heard the expression “two sides of the same coin”? It means that two things are very closely related even though they seem different. I’ve learned that the “coin” of personal sense is a worthless coin. On one side it argues that a person, place, or circumstance can take away our joy, innocence, and peace. On the other side it sweetly but deceptively claims that our healing, our joy, our peace, can only come from a person, place, or circumstance.

This “coin” subtly, or blatantly, instills the belief that there is a power apart from God, capable of making us miserable or happy. It sets the narrative that we are separate from God. Holding on to that coin of personal sense, whether we rail against it or worship it, we will always feel vulnerable.

But the Christ, Truth, declares we can toss out that coin and find great gain. We read in the book of Matthew in the Bible, “Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you” (6:33).

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