Living Creatively

There's something about a white canvas that seems to say, "I defy you to make the first stroke." Our brush dipped in pigment hesitates as we contemplate the awful thing we are about to do— a line that will live forever or an artless wiggle that will have to be rubbed out.

Sometimes in the morning our day stares at us with the same defiance. As we contemplate the possibilities of each day we live, we may feel hesitant about our moves. Will our words, our steps, our commands, our responses, our expressions of affection be strong, clear strokes of color, form, design, perspective, all forwarding a purpose? Or will they be uncertain, pointless, artless moves indicating mere existence without a creator?

Christian Science gives us a creative approach to each day. It shows us that Life is God in whom we find our purpose for all we do. The day, then, is not a taunting, empty canvas; it is a grand field for the expression of infinite Life. It is a place for talents to be used and enlarged upon and for the discovery of new talents. It is an opportunity for revealing who we are and what we are. It is a setting for fulfillment—for truth, joy, love, completeness.

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May 13, 1967

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