Infinite capabilities

Faced with the stare of an empty sheet of paper and with a need to come up with this editorial, I felt I simply couldn't discern anything suitably helpful to write. Then I remembered what all Christian Scientists have proved, at least in some measure: that all capacity belongs to God; that because God is omnipresent, divine capacity is always open to us to admit, and to illustrate on the blackboard of our lives. Man's capabilities are inseparable from God's. The "I" that felt inadequate was the "I" of a so-called mortal man; not the "I" that is God, the unchanging divine Ego, the perpetual intelligence reflected by man and all creation.

Even a fleeting glimpse of such truths is a promise of our dawning ability to be more capable, to extend our capacities and prove more of the Science of being. Such a glimpse of the truth means that God, in a manner of speaking, is beginning to write on our thought, showing us what we need to know and realize.

Beliefs of separation from God and of false personality are what get in the way and induce inadequacy. Mary Baker Eddy reflected the capacities of God to a remarkable extent. She tells us what it was necessary for her to avoid in order to be the healer she was, and Founder of the Christian Science movement: "A personal sense of God and of man's capabilities necessarily limits faith and hinders spiritual understanding. It divides faith and understanding between matter and Spirit, the finite and the infinite, and so turns away from the intelligent and divine healing Principle to the inanimate drug." Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 312;

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Christliness—not hypnotism—gains victory
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