Christian Perfection

Every individual should be striving to express perfection; and commensurate with the effort put forth is this condition realized. The honest business-man is working for better business; the architect is seeking better to express more beautiful structures; the farmer is longing for better crops. All along the line of human endeavor men are seeking to progress. This desire may be conscious or latent.

But there is much work to be done before perfection can be attained. Men must learn that God, good, is the only creator. Our work is to erase from thought the mortal beliefs of a creator other than God and of an imperfect creation. His work is finished and perfect; therefore, perfection needs to be realized as a condition of reality, possible of attainment in consciousness now.

From Genesis to Revelation we may learn how to realize this mental state; and in order that the way may be made more plain God revealed to our Leader, Mary Baker Eddy, the most direct method to attain this goal which has been given to humanity since the time of Jesus. We must watch, work, and pray without ceasing. By constant declaration that man, God's image and likeness, expresses perfection here, now, and is incapable of imperfectly reflecting his creator, that which seems imperfect will fade from thought and the vision of man's real selfhood become clearer. The so-called human or carnal mind will thus be emptied of limiting, imperfect beliefs, and our lives will manifest the freedom which accompanies the realization of perfection.

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"And I will cure them"
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