Fresh Impetus

New Year's Day alerts one, whether executive or housewife, teacher or student, artist or artisan, to realize the need of fresh impetus in his endeavors. Anyone can do better than he is doing in any activity, and here is a special day to remind oneself of man's God-given possibilities.

The student of Christian Science is particularly aware of the need of using what is available for his progress. He knows that his real identity is God's likeness and that, as this likeness, he reflects the infinite abilities of his Maker.

With this ideal before us, we should never be satisfied with our present accomplishments. Infinity never comes to an end. It is mortal belief—mediocre, unintelligent—that would bog us down in a swamp of negative thinking and make us forget the possibilities of God's man. Mary Baker Eddy says, "Divine Science demands mighty wrestlings with mortal beliefs, as we sail into the eternal haven over the unfathomable sea of possibilities." Retrospection and Introspection, pp. 56, 57;

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Christ Destroys Carnal-mindedness
December 28, 1968

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