[Original in Spanish]

Overcoming the False Sense of Self

One of the hardest things for me to overcome in sincerely studying Christian Science was the human I. I was much pleased with what I thought was my perspicacity in realizing what people were thinking; especially at work. And since I believed myself to be very sincere, I confronted these people, criticizing them for their defects and intentions. This, in spite of the fact that Christ Jesus warns us, "Judge not, that ye be not judged." Matt. 7:1;

This critical disposition made me unhappy, however, since my human relationships were not cordial. Each time I had a misunderstanding with someone, whether with a family member, friend, or fellow worker, I suffered inharmonious conditions: weakness and sadness, throat irritation, and fever.

The loving Christian Science practitioner who was attending me guided me patiently until one day the error was uncovered. Paul says, "If a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself," Gal. 6:3; and Mrs. Eddy explains in Science and Health, "This thought of human, material nothingness, which Science inculcates, enrages the carnal mind and is the main cause of the carnal mind's antagonism." Science and Health, p. 345;

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October 2, 1976

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