Man Is Satisfied

Man, created in the image and likeness of God, is satisfied, always has been, and always will be, for satisfaction is a present quality of being. One who understands this truth may express satisfaction as naturally as intelligence or love. Man, as God's reflection, cannot help existing at the standpoint of perfect satisfaction. Mrs. Eddy points out: "Deity was satisfied with His work. How could He be otherwise, since the spiritual creation was the outgrowth, the emanation, of His infinite self-containment and immortal wisdom?" Science and Health, p. 519;

The real identity of each one of us expresses the divine completeness and is therefore entirely free from the unsatisfied sense that accompanies materiality. A mortal may seek gratification through such selfish drives as liquor, immorality, and tobacco, but the individual who is armed with the spiritual understanding of man's true identity is not deceived by the false picture and is consequently not subject to these enticements of matter. Satisfaction comes not from outside but from within. It is inherent in man's native makeup, a spiritual component of infinite being.

What can we do if we feel that we are in the grip of some enslaving habit that obscures our natural dominion, purity, and freedom? First of all, we can purify our concept of ourself, rejoicing with spiritual conviction in the words of John, "Beloved, now are we the sons of God." I John 3:2; We must claim what we are and disclaim what we are not. As a son of God, man does not possess a material past in which a sinful habit could begin or repeat itself.

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Have a Good Time
September 27, 1969

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