Progress: the privilege of all

One day a Christian Scientist was asked by a friend how he had come into his religion. He replied that he had been born into a family of Christian Scientists. His friend seemed genuinely impressed with this fact; and in discussing this further with her, he realized that she felt he "had it made" in Christian Science, that somehow he had inherited some special ability. The inference was that since he was born and raised in Christian Science, everything would come his way with little or no effort. The Scientist quickly corrected that mistaken concept!

He made it quite clear that any good he had accomplished or any healing he had experienced was the result of hard, consistent study and application of Christian Science, and that sometimes he had needed the loving help of a Christian Science practitioner. No special dispensation from God was involved. The erroneous belief is sometimes held that those born and raised in Christian Science are automatically better qualified and have better healings than those who come into Science in their later years. Not true!

Moral chemicalization and human survival
August 2, 1982

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