Self-discipline and Sharing

It is a joy to share our love and understanding with others. Christian Science shows us how to comfort and encourage our fellowmen. It teaches us to obey Christ Jesus' command, "Freely ye have received, freely give." Matt. 10:8; The newcomer to this Science, as well as the seasoned worker, can use his understanding to help his neighbor. Everything we have proved is ours to share with all mankind.

Sharing involves demonstration. The individual whose spiritual accomplishments draw others to him for help and healing is the one who has conscientiously demonstrated Christian Science in his own experience. The individual who longs to share with others in broader, deeper ways should ask himself, "Am I putting what I know of Christian Science into practice in my daily life?" Mrs. Eddy writes in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, "The good you do and embody gives you the only power obtainable." Science and Health, p. 192;

The demonstration to share with others begins with our own self-discipline. In Science, self-discipline is not a question of willpower. It must be based on the knowledge of our true selfhood as children of God. We need to know and to prove that man's real selfhood is spiritual. It can never be in matter, because it is the reflection of God, Spirit. The all-loving Father-Mother has created man to express the holiness, purity, and perfection of His nature. Because man is the likeness of His creator, divine Principle, he reflects the all-knowing Mind and can have no existence separate from this Mind. One who understands these truths may always govern himself correctly and share his understanding with others.

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