Overcoming Limitation

Probably humanity was never before so concerned with overcoming the sense of limitation as it is at the present time. The evidence of discontent with limitation is manifested in the vigorous efforts being made in scientific research, in overcoming space by more efficient means of transportation, and in the many current inventions which improve human conditions.

Examined in the light of Christian Science, it appears that every problem is one of limitation in one form or another, regardless of whether it be called disease, unemployment, lack of supply, sorrow, sin, or death. These phases of error are but false beliefs that God is not omnipresent and omnipotent; that there is another power and presence more powerful than good, and that it limits one's efforts to achieve happiness. Mankind's need is to turn away from the sense of finiteness, as did Moses when he turned his back on the Egyptians at the Red Sea, and safely passed on dry land to the other side with the children of Israel.

We find from the Bible that the problem of limitation is not a new one. In fact, Jesus' entire human existence was devoted to the overcoming of limitations of every kind by the understanding of the allness of God, divine Love, and the supremacy of Spirit. The second chapter of John's Gospel records Jesus' first public proof of Love's abundant supply in the overcoming of lack of wine at the wedding feast. The feeding of the multitude with an abundance of loaves and fishes, when material sense testified there was but a limited supply, proved conclusively that one who trusts God implicitly can lack nothing.

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January 30, 1937

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