Time-less Living in the Now

December 30, 2015


Here is a story that you may have heard before. This version is from an article in The Christian Science Journal by L. Ivimy Gwalter:
A little boy was asked by a skeptical friend where God was. “Is He here?” asked the friend. “Oh, yes,” was the instant reply. “Is He down the street?” “Oh, yes.” “Is He off at the far end of town?” “Yes.” “Well, if you were all by yourself on a desert island, with nobody else there, would God be there?” “Oh, yes,” replied the little boy. “But how do you know?” To which came the quick response, “Because I’d be there, wouldn’t I?”
What a wonderfully comforting thought, that we can never be anywhere where God is not! And if we live in God’s kingdom, then we live in God’s day, never in time. Mary Baker Eddy wrote, “Eternity, not time, expresses the thought of Life, and time is no part of eternity” (SH 468). “Time-less Living in the Now” is the subject of our readings for this Wednesday.