CREATIVE ABILITY

Men and women of many professions and occupations feel the need of creativeness in their work. They desire fresh approaches to the solution of problems and original developments of thought for expansion. Sometimes dullness that follows the repetition of old modes and techniques needs to be dispelled. Occasionally individuals considered clever or talented stand out as especially gifted in originality; but when Christian Science is understood, everyone is seen as having equal access to the refreshing springs of intelligence that well up perpetually from infinite Mind, or God.

Christian Science reveals God as the only creative Principle, the one divine Mind, and man as Mind's outcome, or reflection. It teaches that man has no creative ability of himself, but images forth effortlessly the outpouring of ideas which emanate from Mind eternally. Mary Baker Eddy writes in the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 305), "The verity that God's image is not a creator, though he reflects the creation of Mind, God, constitutes the underlying reality of reflection." And then our Leader supports her statement by noting the words of Christ Jesus (John 5:19), "Verily, verily, I say unto you. The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise."

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