Bringing out the right impression

It is natural to want to be well thought of. But concern over how we impress others can be a burden and cause us to act unnaturally.

Christ, Truth, can lift such a burden because it impresses human consciousness with man's likeness to God. This is certainly the impression of man—of you and me—that we want brought out in our own thought and in the thought of others.

Did you ever stop to think what, in a manner of speaking, God's impression of you is? His infinite knowing of man comes from within Him, the divine Mind. There is nothing outside God to impress the divine Mind, because, as Christian Science shows, Mind is infinite, All. Mind is, in a certain sense, impressed with its own spiritual ideas only. Regardless of the superficial impressions of man that the physical senses would stamp on human consciousness, the divine Mind maintains man as its perfect spiritual idea— the flawless likeness of divine Love.

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October 5, 1981

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