Wider Horizons

It is instinctive with men to seek to widen their horizons. They climb to the mountain top to gain a greater range of vision. They seek through education, invention, and travel to increase their mental vistas. Space-defying inventions and discoveries are bringing the peoples of the world into closer touch with one another than ever before, and widening national horizons. Family interests are developing into community loyalties; community affairs are reaching out toward national interests; and national progress is seen to be interlocked with international welfare.

The years that have brought progress in invention and education have been blessed, as well, with spiritual enlightenment. There is an increasing tendency in the leaders of the great nations to recognize the need of spiritual strength and spiritual vision in the affairs of men. Religion has sometimes seemed to tend to narrow the outlook, to confine one's sense of good to an arbitrary groove, shutting out the possibility of good in any other direction. But the interpretation of religion which has been given to this age by Christian Science excludes no good, no possible achievement; rather does it enlarge and widen men's spiritual vision until their horizon includes the whole of God's creation. It brings to every one who accepts its teachings,

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Spiritualizing Self
September 6, 1924

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