No lack of self-worth

A correct estimate of our self-worth is secured as we learn of our oneness with God, the underwriter of the guarantee.

The material senses' misconceptions of reality may make us feel of little merit. But as a first step to an accurate self-appraisal, we must deny the material senses' version of reality. Since God is man's source, we can be confident that our value is measureless.

Anything not based in God is ultimately destructible, therefore worthless. The material senses, which acknowledge only the opposite of Truth, must be denied. This may not be easy, but we must do it if we are to recognize our inherent self-worth. Christ Jesus proved that matter-based perceptions were both inadequate and illusory. He showed by his life that man's worth, already established, is not attained by attempting to improve matter. Instead we must leave the material for the infinite, spiritual outlook. As we do this, we are no longer "going it alone," but going with God.

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Expanding our patience
September 15, 1980

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