A Grasp on the Infinite

One day some years ago I was driving across the African plains for the first time. Their sheer expanse made a deep impression on me. I remember thinking, "What a small sense of space I must always have had before!" What I was seeing gave me a hint of the infinite, which is ever so much bigger than this, and all of it good.

The trouble with all human measurements is that one is apt to make them against the background of his own experience, and in terms of how much and how long. But the infinite, the being and expression of God, who is infinite good, defies these measurements. And it continues to elude one until he expands his capacity to grasp it. Then he may exclaim, "What a small sense of good I must always have had before!"

In Science and Health under the marginal heading "Infinity measureless" Mary Baker Eddy writes, "Human capacity is slow to discern and to grasp God's creation and the divine power and presence which go with it, demonstrating its spiritual origin." Science and Health, p. 519;

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