True womanhood and human progress

In Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, the Christian Science textbook, Mary Baker Eddy writes, “Eternal Truth is changing the universe” (p. 255). Divine Truth, which, in accord with the Bible, she designated as a synonym for God, is forever unfolding humanity’s noble destiny—the freedom that comes when individuals learn of their true, spiritual identity—and guiding every step of human progress in demonstrating Truth’s healing power. 

One area undergoing great change is how people perceive the role and position of women in society. Around the globe we have seen the extension of women’s voting rights, increased access to education, and the lessening of discrimination toward women—all of which, thankfully, have brought to light more of women’s God-given capabilities and have blessed entire nations with greater peace and prosperity. These signs of progress are tangible proofs of the leavening influence of Truth­­­ on human thought. 

But as current events show, many fields of human life still remain ripe for harvest­—for the healing of problems related to gender stereotypes and biases. For lasting progress that benefits all, the world needs what Truth alone brings to light: a deeper understanding of the nature of God as infinite Spirit and of each individual’s inherent worth and ability as God’s image and likeness.

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