Avoiding Disappointment

One who regards himself as a complex human personality, combining good and bad traits, advantages, and handicaps, is apt to be disappointed with life in general, with himself, and with others. He may long to change his unsatisfactory mental state, but does not know how to set about it. One discovery he has already made, however, and that is that in the pursuit of purely temporal ends there is bound to be disappointment, since these run contrary to his higher nature, which is yearning for expression.

In "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 234) Mrs. Eddy writes, "The present codes of human systems disappoint the weary searcher after a divine theology, adequate to the right education of human thought." The right education required from childhood up and throughout the human experience is education in understanding the nature of God, infinite Love, and one's own nature as God's manifestation. Christian Science is blessing humanity through offering it just this concrete education. Obedience to God's beneficent laws rules out failure, for these laws provide infinite achievement for one and all.

In revealing God as omniactive Mind, Christian Science leads human thought out of resignation into right expectancy, out of apathy into alertness, out of sickness into health, out of doubt into understanding, out of disappointment into satisfication. How could disappointment or inefficiency be imposed upon the witnesses of divine Mind, since these negative errors are unknown to Mind? On page 11 of her Message to The Mother Church for 1902 our Leader writes, "Our heavenly Father never destined mortals who seek for a better country to wander on the shores of time disappointed travellers, tossed to and fro by adverse circumstances, inevitably subject to sin, disease, and death."

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Peace and Poise
October 19, 1935

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