Wherever we may be, God’s angels of hope and healing are here to inspire and guide, as conveyed in this poem of prayer for migrants and refugees across the globe.

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Not pawns of human history
Not doomed by destiny
But sons and daughters of the Lord
Secure, protected, free.

You’re held in arms of Love divine
Wrapped up, safe and warm
Your needs are now provided
You’re sheltered from the storm.

No weary years of wandering
Through wilderness, alone
But borne on wings of angels
You’re carried safely home.

Soul has infinite resources with which to bless mankind....
Mary Baker Eddy, “Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures,” p. 60

Love is impartial and universal in its adaptation and bestowals.
Science and Health, p. 13

(In these quotes, “Soul” and “Love” are used as Bible-based synonyms for God.)

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About a year ago, I happened upon this statement about the Monitor in the Harvard Business Review – under the charming heading of “do things that don’t interest you”:

“Many things that end up” being meaningful, writes social scientist Joseph Grenny, “have come from conference workshops, articles, or online videos that began as a chore and ended with an insight. My work in Kenya, for example, was heavily influenced by a Christian Science Monitor article I had forced myself to read 10 years earlier. Sometimes, we call things ‘boring’ simply because they lie outside the box we are currently in.”

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