Overcoming Friction

Christian Science offers a cure for those who suffer from friction with their human personalities and environment. Perhaps someone considers himself unattractive or unappreciated; perhaps he does not like the size or shape of his body; perhaps he dislikes his location or his house, his associates or his work; perhaps he is annoyed because he has no distinguishing talent; perhaps he considers his finances unjustly inadequate.

Friction with one's human sense of life sometimes makes existence seem uninteresting and scarcely worthwhile. If not corrected, it may even stir up extreme physical and mental maladies. Christian Science takes the friction out of thought by revealing a higher selfhood, which is intact —the perfect man described in Genesis as God's image and likeness. But Science also requires that one consistently identify himself as this perfect man by expressing God's nature and just as consistently reject the mortal self and the evil qualities that contradict God's concept.

When the true concept is really understood, the sense of friction with an undesirable personality or situation is destroyed, and a transformation of human life takes place.

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March 21, 1964

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