[Original article in German]

Spiritual Receptivity

The quality of receptivity precedes the act of receiving. In order to receive, we must be truly receptive; that is, we must be willing to accept that which is offered to us. And as the quality of receptivity is established in our thinking, we shall always receive.

The student of Christian Science who has consciously begun to work out his spiritual freedom realizes that without the primary quality of receptivity he can experience no true progress, no real overcoming, and can record no permanent success. Receptivity is an open door leading to the recognition of God as good, and to a consequent realization of good in innumerable manifestations. All men desire to reach this goal, but not all have as yet established within their hearts this condition of spiritual receptivity.

July 19, 1930

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