There are no labels of limitation or material identity attached to anyone that cannot be removed by divine Love.

Steadfast prayer and a transformed relationship

A little while ago I bought some pretty china bowls. Removing the sticky labels attached to each bowl seemed impossible, until I soaked the bowls in soapy water. Immersion in the warm suds gently loosened the adhesive, and then it was much easier to remove the labels. 

How often we mentally affix labels to ourselves and others, and how hard it is to remove those labels once they become attached in thought! Worse still, the individual on whom the label has been imposed may accept this unwelcome sticker as part of their identity and find it difficult to break free—may even believe the label is something they are permanently stuck with.

In the first chapter of Genesis in the Bible, we learn that God’s creation is perfect, complete, and whole. God made man in His own image and likeness. I’ve learned through studying Christian Science that the only label affixed to the man God created is “very good” (verse 31).

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The stranger
November 29, 2021

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