How often we use the little word "I" glibly, thoughtlessly, and profusely. Yet "I" identifies one with his wish, his will, his thought, and his deed. One is identifying himself either with futile existence, laborious work, sickness, sin, and death or with abundantly happy living, with joyous and rewarding work, with health, purity, and harmonious life.

One who is just getting acquainted with Christian Science soon discovers that its teachings enable him to identify his true selfhood with all that is good, and in so doing to experience good in his everyday life and to dissociate himself from all that is discordant and keep it from entering his experience.

Let us take a typical case of one who has been regenerated and healed of sickness, discord, and frustration in Christian Science. Before he came to know this truth he had been incorrectly identifying himself thus: "I am a poor, suffering, insignificant mortal." Such self-identification is not unusual, for mankind has accepted from generation to generation the theory that mortals are made by God, who has decreed that they work out a nebulous plan in a good and evil world.

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August 13, 1949

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