Peter said (Acts 10:34), "I perceive that God is no respecter of persons." But spiritual equality is something which must be diligently won by mankind. Just legislation may seek to provide equality of opportunity for all men, and this effort is of itself evidence of humanity's response to God's loving will. But even if the most ideal legislation were achieved and every individual had equal access to opportunity, each would have to prove his ability to grasp that opportunity and use his God-derived intelligence to make the best of it.

Christ Jesus was implying the equality of all men in God's sight when he asked Mary to give this message to his brethren after his resurrection (John 20:17): "Say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God." Through Christian Science we learn that all must some day ascend above the mortal sense of life through the demonstration of sonship with the one just God. Divine Love is impartial, giving each of its offspring perfection in the expression of intelligence, activity, ability, and abundance. Every human being must grasp this spiritual fact and prove that scientific truths provide the same opportunities for all.

Mary Baker Eddy says in "Christian Healing" (p. 19), "Tireless Being, patient of man's procrastination, affords him fresh opportunities every hour; but if Science makes a more spiritual demand, bidding man go up higher, he is impatient perhaps, or doubts the feasibility of the demand."

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