"Ready to speak plainly"

The study and practice of Christian Science bring the realization that the ability to express oneself originates in and is maintained by God, infinite Mind. This Science reveals man as God's likeness. As the expression or likeness of Mind, man is endowed with everything needed for the full and perfect expression of that Mind. And, equally important, Science shows the practical value that absolute truth has in human experience.

The ability to express oneself is increased and perfected as one becomes more aware of the spiritual nature of the infinite abilities of man as Soul's reflection. As one acquaints himself with Christian Science, his choice of words and manner of speech take on a new precision and beauty which point to the perfection of speech as a spiritual faculty—a faculty of Mind. Indeed, the human expression of beauty in any form —whether it is the painting of a Raphael, the music of a Handel, or the poetry of a Shakespeare—hints of man's divine abilities and their constant expression of the perfection of Mind.

By learning more of the nature of divine abilities, one can overcome any obstacle to his natural freedom of verbal expression. This was true of Moses. When faced with God's demand to free the children of Israel, he objected, "O my Lord, I am not eloquent, neither heretofore, nor since thou hast spoken unto thy servant: but I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue" (Ex. 4:10).

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Sculpturing Thought
January 16, 1965

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