True Expression

How often do men feel that they would be much happier, much more contented, were they able to bring out harmony in their lives and thereby have the satisfaction of feeling that they were really of some practical use in making this world a better place to dwell in! These sentiments are an encouraging sign, even though the individual giving utterance to such statements may feel a sense of discouragement because of the lack of understanding which, he believes, makes it difficult for him to take a constructive part in world affairs. When, however, a person grasps the basic fact that he can express some right idea, that moment he has taken one step along the road of progress; he has entered upon the way which leads to liberty, dominion, and happiness in their full spiritual import.

Truth reveals itself in various ways, and the human thought which has been able to see and acknowledge its need of something higher, something more substantial than man-made doctrines, is surely being prepared for deliverance from the self-imposed material beliefs which have hitherto held humanity in bondage. It is this attitude of thought which is receptive to the wonderful teachings of Christian Science.

Many to-day have commenced to realize the truth that the real man is God's idea; and it is no exaggeration to say that the degree of happiness experienced by them is strictly in proportion to the efforts they put forth to conform their lives to the Master's command, "Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect." That they have been able, in some degree, to realize the true nature of perfection, and consequently to put their understanding to practical use for the benefit of themselves and of mankind as a whole, is due to the unceasing and loving labors of Mary Baker Eddy, who rediscovered the glorious laws of Truth, which had ever been available and which can be applied by all who are striving to be pure of heart. It is by closely studying the lives of the prophets, of Jesus, of the apostles, and of our Leader, Mrs. Eddy, that we catch glimpses of what is expressed by the real man. Those glimpses will expand into clearer vision as we awake to the ideal of spiritual perfection. To enter into communion with God we must become Godlike, give expression to the spiritual qualities which express His goodness, love, intelligence.

Disrobing Errors of Belief
January 10, 1931

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