The Measure of Man

Although the disciples were with Jesus during his earthly ministry and witnessed his works, they did better healing work after they had received the Holy Ghost. Explaining the Pentecostal experience, Mrs. Eddy says (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, pp. 46, 47), "They were roused to an enlarged understanding of divine Science, even to the spiritual interpretation and discernment of Jesus' teachings and demonstrations, which gave them a faint conception of the Life which is God." And she adds significantly, "They no longer measured man by material sense." By what, then, had they learned to measure, appraise, man?

The Bible tells us that God created man in His own image and likeness, and gave him dominion over all things. The man God created must, therefore, reflect the nature and character of God. It is very important that every individual learn to measure or appraise man correctly. We have to offer for service only our character and ability. Are we measuring our ability physically or spiritually? How much of the character and ability of the God-created man are we offering through reflecting Mind? We need to gain a true concept of the nature of the real man, and then express this in daily life.

Studying Christian Science
December 9, 1933

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