THE HIGHEST ACHIEVEMENT

Everyone desires to be successful. It is a right objective, for it means the favorable termination of an undertaking.

Sometimes we feel that we fall short of our goal. One who felt that he had done so believed that his lifework had not been properly appreciated or recognized. An honorary college degree, which he had hoped to earn, was not awarded him. His disappointment was keen. Thinking this over in the light of Christian Science, he asked himself, "What is the highest goal attainable?" Turning to the Concordances to the Bible and to the writings of Mary Baker Eddy, he found comfort and a new perspective. The life and works of Christ Jesus stood out with fresh clarity. He found inspiration in Mrs. Eddy's Message to The Mother Church for 1902, where she says (p. 14): "I suggest as a motto for every Christian Scientist,—a living and life-giving spiritual shield against the powers of darkness,—

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