Freedom through spiritual identification

"The glorious liberty of the children of God," Rom. 8:21; referred to by Paul, specifically couples freedom with man's identity as God's son. And Christ Jesus, in his healing ministry, proved again and again the freedom that belongs to man as the son of God—freedom not only from lack but also from disease and death.

Since there still seems to be so much tyranny in the world, mental as well as physical, most of us would like to know more about this "glorious liberty" and how we can exercise it.

Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, assures us, "The admission to one's self that man is God's own likeness sets man free to master the infinite idea." Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 90; Yet, too often, instead of identifying ourselves as God's likeness and recognizing our liberty, we tend to think of ourselves as earthbound mortals, struggling to be Godlike but seeming to make little progress. We need to see the error of this line of thinking. It starts with a false premise, with mortality, with the finite instead of the infinite.

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Shedding the mental sackcloth
January 14, 1980

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