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LET US NOT ENVY
God is no respecter of person. Because He is just. He loves all impartially. He bestows perfection upon all His ideas; therefore one idea of God is neither inferior nor superior to another. How mankind needs the conviction of the impartial nature of God's love! In "The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany" our beloved Leader, Mary Baker Eddy, writes of God (p. 280), "Out of His allness He must bless all with His own truth and love."
"Envy," according to a dictionary definition, is "chagrin, mortification, discontent, or uneasiness at the sight of another's excellence or good fortune, accompanied with some degree of hatred and a desire to possess equal advantages." Envy is the result of the belief that substance is material instead of spiritual; that one individual can be blessed while another can experience deprivation.
In James we read (3:16, 17): "Where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work. But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy." These qualities expressed in one's experience bring infinite blessings, or "good fruits."
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THE PILGRIM'S JOURNEY
JOYCE CHANDLER PARKS
"A GLEAM OF GRATITUDE"
DOUGLAS LANE MATHEWS
PERFECTION, THE STANDARD IN CHRISTIAN SCIENCE
MARIE C. CHENEY
THE CONTINUITY OF GOOD
ELAINE R. MOSELEY
LET US NOT ENVY
FRANKIE L. THOMAS
TALKING THINGS OVER WITH GOD
THE UNSPEAKABLE GIFT OF GOD
John J. Selover
ENERGIZING THE FACULTIES
Helen Wood Bauman
RADIO PROGRAM No. 165 - A Sound Basis for Friendship
Dolly Jane Stefanson
"Bless the Lord, O my soul, and...
Charlie A. Whitman
"Who is so great a God as our...
Muriel A. Maclachlan
My first experience in Christian Science...
Willine Blunt Miller
I am so glad to be able to express...
While serving in the Army during...
George James Hurt
One evening our baby daughter...
Dorothy N. Shields
I wish to express my joy and...
Myrtle Adelaide Pilz
Looking back over a long life, I...
Louise M. Brunette
For the blessed privilege of being...
Helen J. Karr with contributions from Effie T. Snodgrass
Signs of the Times
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