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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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The Divine Purpose
ALFRED MARSHALL VAUGHN
Self-discipline and Sharing
MIRIAM BECKHOFF DAMSGAARD
BARBARA BLECH DUNBAR
Who Am I? Where Should I Go?
PIERRE DAVIS PHILLIPS
SPEAK TO ME, LORD
Oma Olna Martin
Are We Problem Parents?
MATTIE PERRY TURNER
Lip Service—or Fervent Petition?
KATHERINE ANNE LYDER STOFFEL
"His rest shall be glorious"
Alan A. Aylwin
William Milford Correll
I am very grateful for Christian Science
Armintha M. Barnes
The healing I am about to relate has brought me beautiful spiritual...
Delia Dora Delfino
I have depended upon Christian Science for healing for many...
Marjorie S. Willcox with contributions from Nicholas R. Leaycraft
When I became seriously ill with a nervous breakdown about...
Martha Ann Larsen
RADIO PROGRAM NO. 355 - How Can You Say Life Is Wonderful?
Leslie Range with contributions from Philip Metcalf
Signs of the Times
Sir Arthur Lewis