As God Sees Us

[Written Especially for Young People]

YOUNG people starting out to seek employment, or to enter college or high school for the first time, naturally desire to make a good impression. In this endeavor some criterion or standard is desirable. It is helpful to follow the example of others whom we may admire for their sterling qualities and honest worth. But why be satisfied with anything less than perfection for a standard? And where can that be found except in God? Jesus said, "None is good, save one, that is, God." Why not endeavor to be our true selves as God made us—in other words, to express true individuality, and demonstrate what we really are, as God's reflection?

God is not cognizant of a mortal sense of existence and material things. He sees only perfect ideas and a spiritual universe. Our need, then, is to exchange the human sense of seeing for the true perception of God and His spiritual creation. In "Retrospection and Introspection" Mrs. Eddy has written (p. 28), "Our reliance upon material things must be transferred to a perception of and dependence on spiritual things."

July 19, 1941

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