Acceptance precedes being accepted

If, at times, you feel out of place, unaccepted, it helps to ask yourself: Have I accepted? Have I accepted the truth of man as God made him, as the image of a loving Father? Or have I rejected this true picture of man and accepted only what the material senses testify to—a mortal counterfeit of man?

The Christ comes to destroy the false belief in a creation apart from God, in something besides His all-inclusive goodness. Mrs. Eddy gives us this definition of "Christ" in the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health: "The divine manifestation of God, which comes to the flesh to destroy incarnate error." Science and Health, p. 583; As we let Christliness become active in our consciousness it spiritualizes our view of others and frees us to enjoy happy relationships.

In the name of the Lord
May 8, 1978

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