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The joy no one can take from you

From the February 2024 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Has anyone you love passed on? You are not alone. It happens to all of us. And it’s not always easy to overcome deep feelings of sadness. The good news is that even if we are carrying the weight of grief and loss, there is hope for healing. We have the divine right to live without grief. In fact, the teachings of the Bible and Christian Science share that nothing can take our joy away.

I speak from experience. I have had to deal with grief a few times, and each experience taught me something new.

The biggest lesson I’ve learned is to treat every moment with a loved one as an opportunity to enjoy their company and show love for them. Now I try to give people all my attention and live each moment fully, regardless of whether I have five minutes or five hours with them. It’s great to see a smile on someone’s face when they feel how much I appreciate them. Living in the moment has taught me in a practical way that I always live in the eternal now.

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