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Graduates – a reason for hope

A Christian Science perspective.

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I remember how wonderful it felt to be graduating from college in 1976. It felt as if anything was possible. But I struggled with some concerns as well: Will anyone want to hire me, and will I be able to pay my bills?

Each year's graduates probably face the same questions. But this year's seniors are graduating at a time when unemployment figures are at record levels.

With such fierce competition for jobs, a new graduate is unlikely to find hope in the view of life as a finite pie that has to be divided up without enough good to go around. But there is another way to look at life: the spiritual view that reveals life as infinite because God is infinite Life.

The Apostle Paul put it this way: "In him [God] we live, and move, and have our being" (Acts 17:28). As the ideas, or children, of an infinite God, we each must express some aspect of this infinity. Mary Baker Eddy, who discovered Christian Science, summarized: "All is infinite Mind and its infinite manifestation, for God is All-in-all" ("Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," p. 468).

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