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The Self We Are to Know
The self men commonly regard as their self, and that they presume to know, is in fact not knowable. Admittedly they are never quite sure what it will do, where it will go, what will happen to it. Its thoughts and feelings are often a mystery. Its health or ill-health is accepted but not understood; it may be here today and tomorrow it knows not where; its outlook may have shifted, its judgments altered, its prospects reversed; its whole world can be transformed for better or worse in a moment of time.
This mortal self, which men have been taught to think of as theirs, is therefore unpredictable in either thought or history. About its past or present they may think they know a little; about its future they will prophesy and plan, but without certainty. About mortal man only the inconclusive is conclusive. In Proverbs we read, "Man's goings are of the Lord; how can a man then understand his own way?"
In Christian Science we learn that the individual only begins to understand his own way and the part he has to play in it as he knows who God is and therefore who he really is.
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Annual Meeting of The Mother Church
with contributions from Daisette D. S. McKenzie, Elisabeth F. Norwood, Gordon V. Comer, Roy Garrett Watson, Mary G. Ewing, The Board of Trustees, Arthur W. Eckman, James G. Rowell, A. Warren Norton, M. Rosamond Wright
The Declaration of Independence
ADELAIDE ROGERS CALKINS
The Sixth and Seventh Beatitudes
Dignity of Christian Science Practice
Peter V. Ross
The Self We Are to Know
Evelyn F. Heywood
Authorized Replies to Comments on Christian Science Appearing in the Press
with contributions from Mary Burrow Johnson, Floyd C. Shank
My heart is full of gratitude at...
Richard E. Sandegren
Christian Science found me in...
Mabel A. Pope
Christian Science came to me at...
Lola McCulloch Winnard
In "Science and Health with...
Mabel G. Snook
Since knowing something of...
Ethel H. Young
I wish to acknowledge some of...
Gale D. Stout
Reading the articles and testimonies...
Olga Luebkert Ross
Signs of the Times
with contributions from Franklin D. Roosevelt, James Quigley, R. H. Malden, George L. Carpenter