Good expectations

There's a cliché in some old films when a young man timidly approaches his girlfriend's father to ask for her hand in marriage. Typically, the father makes the stern inquiry "Just what are your prospects?" From the look on the youngster's face we know the pressure is on as he tries to describe what he has to offer and what he intends to make of it.

Few of us act out that scene, but the question of our prospects can come up often in our lives. We ask ourselves, "What does lie ahead? What can I aspire to?"

Christian Science teaches that our prospects are limitless when man's spiritual nature is perceived. Because man is made in the image and likeness of God, his being—now and always—must reflect the abundance, order, and delight of God—of perfect Principle and generous Love. This enlightened view of man's life is realized in one's own experience by turning away from an uncertain picture of hazy options and speculative possibilities and focusing instead on man created and maintained by a loving God.

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"The one question to be considered"
July 23, 1984

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