Everyone Is Special

Naturalists tell us that there exist nearly nine thousand species of bird life, and that these species include many varieties. For instance, there are more than thirty different kinds of song sparrow, and the hummingbird family includes more than three hundred species, displaying a wonderful diversity of size, color, and form. Who can say how many individual birds there are within these categories? Yet among the myriads there are not two precisely the same.

If there is such immense variety in the world's bird population, may we not realize that there must be even greater diversity in man, the ultimate of God's creation, made in the image of His own infinite being? Mrs. Eddy writes, "Identity is the reflection of Spirit, the reflection in multifarious forms of the living Principle, Love."  Science and Health, p. 477 ; Christian Science shows that every single son and daughter of God is individually important both to God and, therefore, to everyone else with whom he may come in contact. Each one expresses the characteristics of the creator, divine Spirit, in an individual way. One is not better than another. Each includes all the qualities of divinity, and all are of equal value and consequence to the creator and to each other.

April 8, 1972

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