Admit it!

There’s often an inflection point in a movie where a would-be hero struggles with a feeling of inadequacy. Then, through some insight, that thought shifts. The hero becomes convinced they can do what needs to be done, and good triumphs over evil.

In the practice of Christian Science, good triumphs over evil without the drama accompanying Hollywood heroics. But finding healing in the way the Science of Christ teaches does involve a shift in our thinking. Not by convincing ourselves that “I can do this” but through letting Christ, the true idea of God exemplified by Jesus, show us what God has already done. That is, through accepting the idea that we are that “male and female” made permanently spiritual and whole in God’s image, as the Bible states (see Genesis 1:27). Referring to this, the textbook on Christian Science healing says, “The admission to one’s self that man is God’s own likeness sets man free to master the infinite idea” (Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 90). 

What an amazing thing—to be set free from self-consciousness to see ourselves as the likeness of God, who is all good. That means grasping that everything true about us is good, reflecting God’s harmony, purity, and joy. 

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May 15, 2023

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