Our Divine Attributes

[Written Especially for Young People]

Christian Science shows us that in reality we reflect all the divine qualities of our heavenly Father, His perfection, His love, His omniscience—every virtue and godly characteristic which we understand Him to have. It also demonstrates that by reflection we possess absolutely unlimited capabilities and capacities. At the same time it reveals the fact that only as we understand the complete spirituality of God's creation, including ourselves, will these divine attributes and boundless capacities appear to our apprehension in ourselves and in those we meet and with whom we associate.

Sometimes we may find it a bit difficult to see in ourselves or others a clear representation of divine qualities and powers. Material sense claims that we are material and therefore limited to what a human body can do and what a human brain can express. "Mortals," says Mary Baker Eddy in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 255), "take limited views of all things." Perfection and completeness and boundless ability often seem remote and difficult if not impossible of realization.

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