Man's Infinite Capacity

Hoping to gain a lesson from circumstances which had for some time disturbed her usual quiet hours of study, a student of Christian Science stood at the window looking down upon a mass of building materials which were being used in the erection of a schoolhouse near her home. Her attention was arrested by a group of workmen who were replacing a small concrete mixer, which had been in use for several weeks, with a much larger one. It was apparent that there was no lack of material. What was needed was a machine with larger capacity to utilize it.

Applying this lesson, the student saw that since infinite good is always at hand, the need is to enlarge our capacity to utilize it. With gratitude her thought turned to Mrs. Eddy's statement in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 258), "The human capacities are enlarged and perfected in proportion as humanity gains the true conception of man and God." Our human capacities are enlarged, then, in proportion to our correct understanding of God and man because this understanding reveals God as the only cause and creator, and man as His image and likeness.

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