A College Student Writes

Strength for the Swim

Peace, grace, coordination—athletics bring the opportunity to exercise man's spiritual qualities as God's child. Because man, as God's effortless expression, does exercise true strength without hint of depletion, we need never doubt God's power to uplift, propel, and energize our every action.

Sometimes the fear comes that we will run out of strength, or that we are basically awkward. These suggestions are not legitimate, and we do not have to accept them. They are distractions, false fears, which would needlessly hamper our abilities. Mrs. Eddy states: "We cannot fathom the nature and quality of God's creation by diving into the shallows of mortal belief. We must reverse our feeble flutterings—our efforts to find life and truth in matter—and rise above the testimony of the material senses, above the mortal to the immortal idea of God. These clearer, higher views inspire the Godlike man to reach the absolute centre and circumference of his being." Science and Health, p. 262;

A New Friend
March 31, 1973

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