To human sense some individuals appear to be more important than others. But this is not true in God's sight, for He who is no respecter of persons makes each individual a witness to His goodness and His infinity. Christian Science brings to light spiritual man, God's likeness, and explains his origin, his activity, and his relation to God as His expression. Mary Baker Eddy says in "No and Yes" (p. 17), "Man is the climax of creation; and God is not without an ever-present witness, testifying of Himself."

Christ Jesus best presented this real man, this "climax of creation." He acted as the Way-shower to help all men find their places in the universal expression of Deity. His life and example showed that to find his place and to fulfill it in obedience to God's law is the fundamental purpose of a Christian's life. In fact, this is the aim of true worship.

The master Christian gave proof of the importance of the individual when he healed the sick, reformed the sinner, and raised the dead. He was not appalled by the measure of degradation into which someone had sunk or by the advanced stage of the depredations of disease to which another had succumbed. The same liberation from whatever would have obscured the perfect witness to God was available through Jesus' scientific understanding of man's importance to his loving Father. Jesus said to his disciples (Matt. 10:30), "The very hairs of your head are all numbered," symbolically implying that every least detail of the real man's identity is the work of his Maker and has value in God's sight.

October 10, 1959

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