Being interests everyone. How to live more happily, more intelligently, and with more security challenges mankind. Jesus of Nazareth stated the divine demand of being when he said (Matt. 5:48), "Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect."

Jesus' demand to be what we already divinely are, is made possible and finds fulfillment in Christian Science. This Science declares that being is no haphazard event of chance. It reveals God as the one divine Being and man as His complete manifestation, expressing all good. Both God and man are seen to be without physical delineations and are thereby recognized as eternal, immortal, perfect. Spiritual sense alone sees and acknowledges this fact.

Material sense with its limitations and restrictions insists that God is a far-off, magnified personality and man an inadequate object, constantly in need of something from the outside to make up his completeness. The human mind interprets abundance as comprised of material objects and conditions outside oneself—states to be attained. Hence in the human economy the desire to get appears to constitute a legitimate and necessary urge. The carnal mind's sense of incompleteness accounts for this insatiable desire to get. In the understanding of Science this craving is dissolved. The allness of the divine Mind, expressing itself in abundance, is seen to be the fact.

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