“God expresses in man the infinite idea forever developing itself, broadening and rising higher and higher from a boundless basis.” (Science and Health, page 258)
We are not small and limited, with only so much life and so many possibilities. We are God’s manner of expressing His own infinitude. We are each the very way in which God shows forth just how vast and inexhaustible His qualities are and how far-reaching is His grand purpose.
We may accept earthly limits about ourselves and our potential. We may see things from a perspective of finiteness, personal sense, and fear. But this viewpoint doesn’t change God’s facts about you, the Truth of His holy demand that you express Him faithfully and fully. God is expansive, eternal, and always new and vibrant and whole. If we acknowledge this Truth, we realize we certainly can’t be what God Himself has not created. We must be like Him, the very evidence of His ever-presence and infinitude.
You are an idea of God, a seed containing every right and perfect quality of His, continually blossoming in the awareness of this fact of your being. Let Life nurture you forward, upward, outward, rather than accepting a premise of limitation that would falsely—yet often aggressively—suggest that our lives must taper off, or that we have only so many options for feeling happy, productive, and blessed.
Hogwash! God is doing the grand expressing as each of us. Eternal Life and infinite Love has no intention of being confined or old or wasted. So He has you—yes you!—to reveal day by day more and more of His goodness, intelligence, inspiration, activity, beauty, joy, love, freedom, and fun!
These messages are based on passages from the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, by Mary Baker Eddy. These books are our “pastor” in Christian Science. Come back every Tuesday and Thursday for fresh inspiration. Or get a free subscription to receive an inspirational message like this one every morning directly to your inbox by contacting me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Put “subscribe” in the subject line. A downloadable compilation of categorized messages is also available by request.
are an inspiration to so many. Bless your heart!
Thank you, Rev. Paul! Right back to you!