Spirituality Brings Real Meaning to Life

Deep down in the consciousness of every young man or woman is a desire to have identity, to be worthwhile, to understand the meaning of existence. There is a sure path to the knowledge of real selfhood, but currently a number of young people have lost their way. Some of them are idealistic at heart but have let conflicting worldly opinions and beliefs engulf them in a sense of futility and purposelessness. This has made them feel a revulsion to society in general and to what they believe are its hollow aims and values. To them, society is bankrupt; therefore they reject its standards and are "dropping out" to live as they please.

Anyone will agree that modern life is far from perfect. But turning one's back on it solves nothing. Running away from a problem only leads to mental flabbiness and greater uncertainty. The basic reason for the unhappy attitude of the "dropout" is spiritual ignorance. Traditional theology and human philosophy lack the inspirational vitality requisite to awaken thought to what is really needed. Material knowledge has failed to reveal man's true selfhood, his innate worthwhileness, and the real meaning of life.

The most advanced thinker of all time, Christ Jesus, said, "I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly."  John 10:10; Christian Science, the Science underlying the teachings and mighty demonstrations of Jesus, has come to this era to show us that each individual has infinite worth in the sight of God, divine Love. Each individual is a unique expression of divine Being, an indispensable part of what comprises the whole of God's reflection, or spiritual creation. Nothing that God creates is insignificant or unimportant. Each identity is an essential component of the unity of good. This real selfhood includes a God-imported sense of buoyancy and satisfaction flowing from the understanding that divine Mind is All, the substance, life, intelligence, and action of man, and that his reason for existing is to enjoy and express his indivisible oneness with divine good throughout eternity.

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November 30, 1968

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