"Pure humanity, friendship, home"

In "Miscellaneous Writings" (p. 100) Mrs. Eddy writes: "Pure humanity, friendship, home, the interchange of love, bring to earth a foretaste of heaven. They unite terrestrial and celestial joys, and crown them with blessings infinite." Through the inspired teaching of our beloved Leader we find that one of the first proofs of our sincerity in the study and practice of Christian Science is our attitude toward our fellow-man.

"Humanity" has been defined as "the kindly feelings and dispositions of man toward his fellow-man." In the transition from the unreal to the real, indicated by Mrs. Eddy on page 115 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," the first of the moral qualities mentioned is "humanity." If we entertain kindly feelings and a kindly disposition toward everyone, we are showing forth a pure humanity. At times this may seem to be a difficult task. One may say that some person is most unkind and badly disposed toward him. This, however, should be regarded as an opportunity to test our application of Christian Science.

Overcoming Self
January 14, 1928

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