Running Our Race

Progress in Christian Science consists in awakening from the dream of materialism to the discernment and demonstration of spiritual being. Generally speaking, an individual's progress is slow, medium, or rapid according to his zeal and success in rising above the belief in evil and proving what he understands of his identity as spiritual man.

In an obstacle race the athlete surmounts various hazards between him and the winning post. Even so, the Christian Scientist wins his race heavenward through lifting his thought above obstructive material beliefs, and pressing on to the goal of spiritual perfection. The athlete trains himself for his race through chosen diet, exercise, and selfdiscipline. The Christian Scientist trains himself through careful selection of his thoughts, through keeping his faith and understanding active, and through desisting from needless self-indulgence. His whole though being set on spiritual perfection, he is not content with slow progress, and he no longer measures his progress according to human standards.

Items of Interest
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May 14, 1932

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