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Ready for progress

From the April 2024 issue of The Christian Science Journal


in the dark 
of night
with pain encroaching  

a light-filled whisper
wings through the wall
of shadows: 

“When we learn 
that error is not real, 
we shall be ready for progress.” 1 

the question beckons:
am i ready?
am i ready for progress? 

and suddenly
i am awake:
i am ready! 

and so despite 
insistent clamorings 

i turn with
focused fervency
to give
complete consent
to God 
(in whom error could never be real)
who i know
has answered 
all things
has never not
been present 

has ordained
my very being 

has consecrated
every precious thing 

and suddenly 
without notice,
impasse gives way
and i am awash 
in All-ness 

and here, right here,
divine Love
carries on
Her unhurried, unharried 
undaunted dawn of day

1  Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health
  with Key to the Scriptures, p. 353.

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