Conquering destructive criticism

“I’m too critical,” I confided to a friend. I didn’t like this about myself. It made me unhappy and was at the root of many problems in my life. What I didn’t realize at first was that I had accepted this negative quality as part of my identity. 

Then one day while I was studying the weekly Christian Science Bible Lesson found in the Christian Science Quarterly, I read about my true spiritual identity as God’s likeness. It dawned on me like the sun coming out from behind a cloud: This overly critical attitude was not a part of me—never had been nor would be. Negative criticism does not come from God, so it isn’t in our true nature as His likeness. We include only what comes from God.

A government of God
October 10, 2016

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