The measure of true fame: esteem of the Christ

Everyone at some time or another has dreamed of success and of the respect, praise, and admiration it would bring. No matter how badly we may appear to fail, how discouraged we become, or how meaningless our individual lives sometimes seem, something deep within us assures us that we are indeed special—important—and that our time will come.

This is not mere imagination. All have the privilege of learning and proving the true nature of this specialness within each and every one of us. It is the Christ—the divine image and likeness, present right here and now, revealing itself to human consciousness and redeeming it. As we begin, through prayer based on the truths of Christian Science, to catch glimpses of this spiritual ideal, we become increasingly aware of our own true character, ordered purpose, intrinsic worth, and God-given abilities— no matter how vigorously or cruelly the world and self-doubt would oppose and deny us.

Doing more through Christ, Truth
March 17, 1986

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