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A CHRISTIAN SCIENCE PERSPECTIVE
Change of heart
Dissatisfaction, uncertainty, and misplaced hopes yield to joy, peace, and progress when we welcome divine Love into our heart, as this poem conveys.
June 11, 2021
By Elizabeth Mata
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My innermost thoughts
throb with contingent joys,
murky desires, skewed
motives – all out of sync
with the rhythm of Spirit,
God, so it seems.
Spirit, show me Your
rhythm, I pray, as the
“living, palpitating presence
of Christ, Truth”* streams
a message my listening heart
warms to: that divine Love’s
endless pulsating of pure
motive, unselfish desire, and
satisfied joy enlivens and
blesses us now.
Then the lifeless drumbeat
of useless thoughts not written
in the vital score of spiritual
reality recedes, and it dawns
on me: We as the children
of God, Love, walk to the lilt
of Love’s heartbeat.
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*Mary Baker Eddy, “Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures,” p. 351
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