Nobody will gainsay that there is room for improvement in everyone, though they may differ in their opinion as to what constitutes development and how to attain it. On page 359 of "Miscellaneous Writings" Mrs. Eddy writes, "Growth is restricted by forcing humanity out of the proper channels for development, or by holding it in fetters." The proper channels for development may be found in infinite Mind and in one's unfettered expression of spiritual qualities. Christian Science leads the mortal on from where it finds him, destroys his false beliefs little by little, purifies and focuses his desires on the highest goal and strengthens his aspirations.

To such as are haunted by fear of some discordant development, Christian Science brings untold comfort and reassurance. This Science of being declares that sin and disease are not found in God's infinite creation and therefore have no beginning and no development. Christian Science emphatically declares that there is no divine law for the development of disease or sin; and that, furthermore, as an individual consciously reflects the light of Truth, the light of Him in whom "is no darkness at all," he will then not be submissive to the encroachment of any discord. Since evil is not in reality either a quantity or a quality, sin and disease have no real existence, and cannot develop from nothing into something. There is no iota of sin, sickness, or materiality in God or spiritual man. Fear is not a quantity or a quality to be multiplied or magnified. With no truth to uphold it, a false belief has no life, no degree of reality. One cannot multiply or develop a zero.

Christian Science bids mortals hold their gaze firmly to the infinite development of the divine Mind's plan and purpose for each one of its reflections. "All that worketh good is some manifestation of God asserting and developing good," Mrs. Eddy states on page 10 of her Message to The Mother Church for 1900. Since there is obviously no end to God and His infinite manifestation, all true development is everlasting: such is the decree of "the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy." There will never be any period when it is not one's privilege to develop by spiritual reflection a wider sense of Love, a purer sense of Truth, a deeper sense of Soul, a mightier sense of Mind.

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Among the Churches
October 5, 1929

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