A High School Student Writes

The Real Man

Speaking of God, Mrs. Eddy tells us on page 472 of Science and Health, "That which He creates is good, and He makes all that is made." This points out our duty as Christian Scientists: to see man as he really is. One might think that doing this is a lot easier than healing a physical disorder. However, it is not, because it is easier to see oneself as perfect than to see one's fellowmen as perfect.

It seems hard to overcome envy. I have to take myself in hand and realize that God gives all His children the same qualities. Like the men in the Bible who were given the talents, I, as well as everyone else, must put to use what God gives. Then if the thought occurs that some person has more than I in the way of money, perhaps, or other worldly goods, I remember right away that matter, whatever form it takes, has no power. This thought helps a great deal.

June 6, 1964

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