Humility—the first step

There's more to humility than outward meekness. Humility, at root, has to do with our relationship to God and how we approach Him.

In order to succeed in any endeavor, the first step you take must be placed on a firm footing. Failing to do so, you may be forced to retrace your steps later in order to gain the solid base needed to reach your goal. This same requirement holds true in gaining an understanding of the Science of Christ.

"Experience shows that humility is the first step in Christian Science, wherein all is controlled, not by man or laws material, but by wisdom, Truth, and Love," Miscellaneous Writings, p. 354. writes Mrs. Eddy. Humility is generally associated with one's not being haughty or egotistical. But as used here, the term has a more encompassing meaning. It means a spirit of submission to God, a willingness to give up the belief of a personal mortal mind and to acknowledge the fact that there is but one Mind, God.

And obedience fills my net
July 27, 1987

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