Through Christian Science many today are gaining a comprehension of God and His spiritual creation. They are realizing that the inevitable result of this understanding is a brightening of every phase of their experience, including an increasingly higher manifestation of self-completeness.

Humanity yearns for self-completeness. Believing in the necessity of measuring up to others and to the material conditions about them, men are beset by limitations. They believe that each individual must "stand on his own feet" as a mortal, lacking divine help, and thus cope alone with any situation in which he may find himself.

The way out of the misconceptions of false selfhood is to learn more of man's real being as the idea or child of God. In that manner the human consciousness is redeemed from its seeming limitations and false evaluations. Mary Baker Eddy makes an arresting statement in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 316): "The real man being linked by Science to his Maker, mortals need only turn from sin and lose sight of mortal selfhood to find Christ, the real man and his relation to God, and to recognize the divine sonship." As one actively seeks to turn from material selfhood he begins to discern man's true relationship to the Father. An understanding of divine sonship as exemplified by Christ Jesus enables one to bring into his experience more of the completeness which Jesus manifested.

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