From his last letter it would seem that "X" still considers...


From his last letter it would seem that "X" still considers that anyone commencing the study of Christian Science should be able to grasp it all at once and demonstrate it in its fullness. But, as I said in my letter, one beginning the study of any science is not so well acquainted with it as one who has studied it understandingly for many years. So, because one may not himself seem able to make a specific demonstration in Christian Science today, it does not in the least follow that he will not be able to do so after he has gained greater knowledge of its teaching and experience in practice.

It is said in the Bible, "And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man." We all limit ourselves by our beliefs about ourselves. A man who believes he cannot do something may not even try to do it. But when a person accepts Christian Science, which teaches him that man, including his real selfhood, is the child of God, the image and likeness of God—as the first chapter of Genesis declares—he begins at once to break through his limiting beliefs and strives to demonstrate ever more and more of his real nature and ability as God's child. Mrs. Eddy says in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 485): "Emerge gently from matter into Spirit. Think not to thwart the spiritual ultimate of all things, but come naturally into Spirit through better health and morals and as the result of spiritual growth."

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