Discovering Our Completeness

Once in a while we may find among our acquaintances someone we think of as complete or extraordinarily versatile, one who stands out from the crowd. We may well wonder how he does it and why there seem to be so few like him.

Everyone, according to the teachings of Christian Science, can express completeness. We may have been limiting ourselves in many directions, perhaps through believing that certain desirable qualities are not natural to us. Or we may think that good qualities our own limited, personal possession. But we need to realize that all good is derived from God and is therefore unlimited—His gift to all His children. As Mrs. Eddy writes, "Wholly apart from this mortal dream, this illusion and delusion of sense, Christian Science comes to reveal man as God's image, His idea, coexistent with Him—God giving all and man having all that God gives." The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany, p. 5;

Some of us may have been narrowing our development instead of expanding it to the fullest. People often give attention only to those things they like or that seem easy to do, neglecting things that challenge them. When they meet someone who has diversified and has expended some effort in the process, perhaps they become a bit envious because they, themselves, did not sacrifice the time and energy to accomplish the same result. And it does take energy and self-sacrifice to develop one's character.

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God's Faultless Production
May 22, 1976

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