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To be respected
Everybody wants to be respected—from the small child throwing a tantrum to the older person looking back over his life. But do we always look in the right place? Respect isn't something we get from others. Or from things or events. Essentially, it's something to be recognized not about ourselves but within ourselves.
One dictionary defines "respect" as "to feel or show honor or esteem for; hold in high regard." What are we putting first in our lives? Where is God in our priorities? We can't afford to be so concerned with worldly position and material possessions that we fail to honor God as we should. We can't afford to let the value we put on someone else's human opinion of us obscure our looking deeply enough at the real man.
As we really honor God, and man as God, Spirit, has made him, we see what respect really is. We feel it. We love it. We express it. And our whole life and life style change. Many things that before seemed so important take a secondary place. We experience an inner peace we never knew before. We look for opportunities to express more of God in everything we do, to everyone we meet.
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ISABEL F. BATES
Christian Science treatment—a last resort?
WILLIAM E. MOODY
To be respected
EDWIN G. LEEVER
What of our children?
J. THOMAS BLACK
Racism and prophecy
NATHAN A. TALBOT
Call no man a fool
BEULAH M. ROEGGE
Do you want to be called the child of God?
Beverlee Odell Asher
One day, while I was stepping out the front door, my foot...
EILEEN A. NOYES
When I first learned of Christian Science, I feared change
My introduction to Christian Science came in an unusual way
ALBERTA E. MACLAY