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From the July 1928 issue of The Christian Science Journal

GOD is the one and only Lawmaker, and His standard, purpose, and plan for His creation is perfection. Christ Jesus, in his wonderful discourse, the Sermon on the Mount, sums up all his spiritual precepts, as given in the fifth chapter of Matthew's Gospel, in the one all-inclusive statement, "Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect." To our Master the opportunity, yes, the possibility, of manifesting perfection, was an ever present spiritual necessity; and he meant that all men should live up to this law. He knew that perfection is not a future condition, to be attained in a far-off heaven; and our clear-sighted Leader, Mary Baker Eddy, on page page 428 of her textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures,"emphasizes this fact in the words, "The great spiritual fact must be brought out that man is, not shall be, perfect and immortal."

Christian Science makes it unmistakably clear that we may avail ourselves of the law of perfection by applying it to all the affairs of our daily lives. No task is so small, no problem so complicated, no burden so heavy, but that, when considered from the standpoint of the everpresence of divine perfection, it may be adjusted satisfactorily and completely. Jesus proved this in his own experience, as well as in the case of those who sought his aid. What a wonderful gift Mrs. Eddy has given to mankind in her discovery of Christian Science, which she defines in her work "Rudimental Divine Science" (p. 1) as "the law of God, the law of good, interpreting and demonstrating the divine Principle and rule of universal harmony"!

Perfection may be understood and demonstrated. It belongs to divine Principle, to divine Love, which enforces itself constantly and insistently upon human consciousness, rousing the slumbering thought to the possibilities and activities of a life consecrated to good.

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