Talent

Many people have been awakened through the understanding of God's law to some particular talent which they did not previously realize they possessed. This should not seem strange, as it becomes clear through the reading and study of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy that man is created for the manifestation of God, divine Mind, in individual characteristics, all of which reflect Life, Truth, and Love, and this purpose is revealed to the individual as the mist of mortal beliefs is dissolved through spiritual understanding. Then he realizes that man never has been and can never actually be absent from his right place in divine Mind. This is made clear by Paul in the saying, "In him we live, and move, and have our being."

After this awakening, however, many may allow human planning and wrong ambitions to prevent the full realization of the benefits of this talent. The full expression of God's idea is never touched, however, by any human concept of how a problem should be worked out. After striving vainly with discouragement, doubt, and ingratitude against the harmonious operation of Principle, people must again turn to God with more meekness, and be willing to let divine Love guide. When discouraged and believing that some irresistible evil power, usually called "bad luck," is keeping one's opportunity from one, it is wise to stop and consider what opportunity is, when examined in the light of Christian Science.

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