Age Is No Alibi

Do we sometimes use age as an alibi—as an excuse for passive acceptance of limitations placed on mankind by a belief of too many years or too few? Certainly the world in general attributes many weaknesses to advancing years and excuses many failings on that basis. At the other end of the scale, world belief often limits young people by believing them incapable of mature judgment or responsible action.

Christian Science refuses to accept either belief. It teaches that man is God's reflection and is forever complete and perfect, not dependent on the passing of years for his maturity or for his vigor. Moreover, it shows that even in human experience, the truth of man, when realized, shines through the fog of mortal seeming and nullifies the false beliefs of limitation attributed to age.

A Place of Understanding
October 2, 1976

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