Our natural ability to succeed at good

Sometimes we are tempted to believe we just don’t measure up. Perhaps, we tell ourselves, we lack some quality that would enable us to be successful, or have a fatal flaw that would undermine our success. We may believe we are not smart enough or outgoing enough, or that we are too impatient or impulsive to really do well in our endeavors. 

Such thinking needs to be challenged. We must confront and deny these mental suggestions, because at the root of them is the belief that we are separated from God, that we could not possibly express God’s goodness through our success or by blessing the world. The truth is, each of us exists to manifest God. As Mary Baker Eddy writes in the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, “Man as the offspring of God, as the idea of Spirit, is the immortal evidence that Spirit is harmonious and man eternal” (p. 29). 

May 21, 2018

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