God's noblest work

To the person who finds himself wondering, "What is the purpose of my life?" Christian Science replies: God's noblest work, man, has a noble reason for existing.

Walking across a college campus one day, I happened to glance up at a stately building and saw these words from the Bible carved on the side: "What is man, that thou art mindful of him?" Ps. 8:4. "What indeed!" I couldn't help thinking of Mrs. Eddy, whose discoveries about God and man make it possible for anyone to gain a life-transforming understanding of the unlimited, forever-developing spiritual identity he in reality is.

Christian Science explains that man, whom Spirit, God, made in His image, is the nonphysical, eternal expression of God's nature. Therefore spiritual man is Godlike—in full possession of every quality essential to joy, dominion, purpose, and achievement. These qualities are not gifts occasionally bestowed upon certain individuals by a heavenly Father who loves some more than others. They are the reflection of God, impartial divine Love, and therefore the birthright of all His offspring.

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"As it began to dawn..."
August 24, 1981

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