Christian Science offers a completely satisfying answer to the inherent human desire for progression. Two specific requirements for progress are: first, a goal which, when attained, will be realization of a satisfyingly higher or better state; and, secondly, an intelligent approach to such a goal. The goal in Christian Science is the spiritual understanding of God, man, and the universe. The perfect exemplifier of this understanding was Christ Jesus. Mary Baker Eddy, in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" and her other writings, has clearly interpreted the perfect goal which Christ Jesus had continually before his thought, his method of prayer, and the human footsteps he took in approaching the goal.

In a particularly illuminating passage on page 166 of "Miscellaneous Writings," Mrs. Eddy shows Christ Jesus' approach to the complete understanding of God and man: "This spiritual idea, or Christ, entered into the minutiæ of the life of the personal Jesus. It made him an honest man, a good carpenter, and a good man, before it could make him the glorified." In these two sentences Mrs. Eddy has shown the means of his approach to the realization of "the glorified," the Christ. So the work of the student of Christian Science in his approach to the goal of perfection is to allow the spiritual idea, or Christ, to enter into the minutiæ of his life as Jesus did.

Overcoming Procrastination
April 10, 1937

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