Unlimited Capacity

In "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 258) Mrs. Eddy writes, "The human capacities are enlarged and perfected in proportion as humanity gains the true conception of man and God." And on the same page she also writes, "God expresses in man the infinite idea forever developing itself, broadening and rising higher and higher from a boundless basis."

One's present capacity, then, for doing good is governed by his willingness to accept the truth that man is the reflection of divine Principle; by his willingness to appreciate the spiritual qualities that express his true individuality; and by his refusal to accept any argument that condemns honest effort. God has given us, by reflection, the ability to heal and comfort hearts; and we in turn should not be robbed of the joy of exercising that capacity by any sense of fear, self-centeredness, egotism, or the mesmerism of personal sense. The truth of being is ever gently unfolding the facts of existence, despite the seeming operation of mortal mental activity and its attendant discords. This unfoldment, leading "beside the still waters," brings freshness and "newness of life;" and the joy of the spiritual vision loosens the old-time binding beliefs in materiality, and release the new desire to radiate love. This spiritual capacity for radiating love is our divine birthright, the ever present Christ-idea which comes to reveal the power, the majesty, the glory, the peace of spiritual love. Man's capacity for self-expression, for doing good, is unlimited, because divine Love is unlimited.

Mrs. Eddy tells us in "Miscellaneous Writings" (p. 185), that "the spiritualization of our sense of man opens the gates of paradise that the so-called material senses would close, and reveals man infinitely blessed, upright, pure, and free." Whether we are selling goods, working in a garden, directing large industrial organizations, or following a simple routine in life, there is always the capacity to understand God, Truth and Love. And with the realization that divine Mind is here to aid us, how can we help but express an enlarged and more efficient activity?

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