To manifest strength and dominion is the desire of every right thinker.
Some systems have taught the doctrine of self-effacement, which would blot out or erase individuality and melt identity into a common mold.
Before Christian Science taught the writer the real meaning of life, as reflecting Life, God, the fleeting nature of mortal existence often seemed perplexing, and the words of Job, "Now my days are swifter than a post: they flee away, they see no good," rang true in her experience.
Mary Baker Eddy, the consecrated Leader of the Christian Science movement, in her Message to The Mother Church for 1900 writes.
When Jesus was arraigned before Pilate, the Roman procurator, who was invested with authority, and who said to him, "Knowest thou not that I have power to crucify thee, and have power to release thee?
"When the poor and needy seek water, and there is none, and their tongue faileth for thirst, I the Lord will hear them, I the God of Israel will not forsake them.