"PERFECTION IS NORMAL"

In order to be absolutely normal one must express perfection in every thought and deed. Mary Baker Eddy says in "Miscellaneous Writings" (p. 104), "According to Christian Science, perfection is normal,—not miraculous." To mortal sense this seems to be a radical statement; but if we are to make progress toward our goal of emulating the works and life of Christ Jesus, we must keep the idea of perfection foremost in thought. This we cannot do unless we learn to listen to God and to follow the leading of spiritual sense. Watching our thought and conversation is one of the first steps to be taken toward demonstrating perfection.

One who consistently expresses such qualities as humility, integrity, peace, faith, and love is overcoming negative, imperfect conceptions and is obeying the positive command Christ Jesus gave when he said (Matt. 5:48), "Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect."

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