A College Student Writes

The Need for Humility

Much emphasis is placed today on personal power and self-importance. The belief that men can think and act under their own authority is prevalent on the college campus. Many students and teachers who set out earnestly to discover their capabilities and to use them turn to material theories for help and are perplexed when these are found to be unreliable.

Christian Science holds the practical and ever-available solution to the questions: "Who are we?" and, "What are we capable of doing?" It starts with the premise that God is All, infinite good, and that man is His perfect expression. As this expression, man reflects all the attributes of Spirit and is intelligent, loving, joyful, and active.

In studying Christian Science, we learn that since we are actually spiritual ideas, we are inseparable from our creator. There is nothing boastful in this statement; in fact, it takes genuine humility to understand and prove it. Christ Jesus, during his glorious career, was so fully conscious of his unity, or oneness, with Mind, that he could say in complete trust: "I can of mine own self do nothing" (John 5: 30); and, "The Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works" (John 14:10).

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May 23, 1964

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