Many people will agree theoretically with the teaching of Christian Science that God is One and infinite, but to make this great truth practical we need to understand something at least of what infinity really means. Infinity is an important word in Christian Science. It is clear that we cannot have an infinite God and a finite, limited man; otherwise God would have a partial and limited image of Himself. The moment God, divine Mind, is acknowledged as infinite we begin to cast off finite letters and understand man's true selfhood as the infinite, ever-unfolding idea, or image, of Mind, rising from a limitless and immeasurable basis.

Christian Science teaches that man is the ever-unfolding idea of Love, God's own idea of Himself. It declares that man unfolds God's infinite nature and therefore, because he is reflection, will be forever revealing the infinite qualities of strength, energy, capacity, vision, and inspiration. Referring to this, Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, writes in her textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 258), "The human capacities are enlarged and perfected in proportion as humanity gains the true conception of man and God." In view of this, to admit limitation about oneself or anyone is a specific deterrent to progress. In Christian Science we see that, as reflection, man is just as good as God is good, because he is good in evidence; he is just as pure as God is pure, because he is the expression of the purity of Spirit; he is just as free as God free, because God's very being is expressed in freedom; he is just as perfect as God is perfect, because perfection underlies all that is real.

March 17, 1951

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