Claiming Our Right Name

Often in everyday life we need to identify' ourselves by name; so often, in fact, that we are apt to take this matter of identification for granted. It is, however, of great importance, for who and what we are in our own estimation plays a large part in our prospects for happiness and success.

Many people are burdened by a sense of their own inadequacy. Sometimes they feel that their upbringing, environment, or hereditary tendencies have left them ill-equipped to cope with the problems of human life. Or they may think that they have a pessimistic, fearful disposition, a poor physical constitution, a bad temper, limited abilities, or similar hampering characteristics.

Christian Science offers all of us the way to overcome these frustrations, and we find the way by learning through its teachings who and what we really are. Beginning with a perfect, unchanging, and loving Father-Mother God, whose very nature makes Him incapable of originating anything but good, this Science leads us step by step to see and claim our true identity as God's reflection and thereby to free ourselves from any undesirable characteristics, physical or mental, that we may have believed were ours.

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Putting God First Each Day
February 6, 1965

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