True Strife

On page 154 of "Miscellaneous Writings" Mrs. Eddy writes, "Strive for self-abnegation, justice, meekness, mercy, purity, love." Self-abnegation as understood in Christian Science means more than the improvement of a mortal. It involves renunciation of the mortal concept of man through the joyful adoption of God's gift of perfection to His likeness. In other words, from the mortal standpoint, self-abnegation means the new birth. Therefore self-abnegation is always to be regarded as a glad quality, fraught with gain. Through true striving and attainment, the false sense of material strife is stilled and spiritual peace glows in the purged heart.

What stands in the way of this renunciation of faulty concepts? Self-justification, tradition, mental gloom, faith in death, and many other veils which Christian Science lifts, in order that we may find ourselves face to face with the undimmed radiance of true manhood.

Item of Interest
Item of Interest
January 31, 1931

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