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The qualities of the Christ are what everyone is looking for in his dealings with others, whether he realizes this or not. Jesus looked with compassion on the multitude, and we also should deal compassionately with the people we meet. This is in accord with a statement by Mrs. Eddy in Science and Health: "And we solemnly promise to watch, and pray for that Mind to be in us which was also in Christ Jesus; to do unto others as we would have them do unto us; and to be merciful, just, and pure." Science and Health, p. 497.

Qualities such as honesty, ability to get on with others, diligence, punctuality, reliability, responsibility, and so on have little to do with selfish ambition or wanting to get rich. But they are the characteristics that help to bring genuine happiness, success, and plenty; and they are beneficial to all. Christian Science leads to an ever-deepening grasp of the attributes needed in every walk of life and of how to claim them as originating in the all-knowing, all-loving Mind, God.

Equality—the divine standard
January 17, 1983

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