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There is a song that contains the words, "I want what I want when I want it." This hints strongly at inflexible self-will attempting to bulldoze its way to selfish pleasures and goals regardless of divine law or the rights of others. It is self-love carried to the nth degree, and Christian Science reveals it to be a serious roadblock on the way to health and harmony.
Mrs. Eddy states categorically: "Self-love is more opaque than a solid body. In patient obedience to a patient God, let us labor to dissolve with the universal solvent of Love the adamant of error, — self-will, self-justification, and self-love, — which wars against spirituality and is the law of sin and death." Science and Health, p. 242;
Christian Science reasons that if God is all-powerful, all-knowing divine Mind, as the Bible teaches, there can be but one real will. And all creation must obey this infinite will because what God creates dwells within Himself. In fact, Mind's self-assertion, or expression of its perfection, oneness, and allness, constitutes creation and the unchanging, irresistible laws that govern it. The book of Isaiah tells us, "The Lord of hosts hath sworn, saying, Surely as I have thought, so shall it come to pass; and as I have purposed, so shall it stand." Isa. 14:24;
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Where the Action Is
HARRIETTE MELDRIM HILL
Both Sides of Gratitude
Are You Being Used?
MARY TAYLOR FORD
A Right One for Each One
GLENN W. McCULLOUGH
Time Is Not Toxic
EDITH MARY FOX
WHAT DUST SHOOK OFF
Paul Osborne Williams
Not of the Darkness
JOANNE SHRIVER LEEDOM
Life Continues Forever
Helen Wood Bauman
Alan A. Aylwin
It is nearly twenty-eight years since I was first introduced to...
Hallie K. Lamphere
I want to express my gratitude for having found Christian Science...
Godlip Pasaribu with contributions from Tiur Pasaribu
My introduction to Christian Science came when I was studying...
Arthur Ambrose Dean
It has been quite a number of years since Christian Science was...
Mary Simpson Shoaf
I would like to express gratitude for two healings that taught me...
Leta Gibbs Tobias
I was a high school senior last year
RADIO PROGRAM NO. 425 - What Environment Do You Live In?
with contributions from H. Dickinson Rathbun, Harlan Witham