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TRUE TALENT AND ITS CULTIVATION

From the September 1930 issue of The Christian Science Journal


"Her priests are all God's faithful sons,
To serve the world raised up."

In regard to talent one reads and hears much; and a definition given by Webster of this term, so frequently used, reads as follows: "Faculty for effective performance along certain lines." Talent is therefore a desirable asset; and many are busy developing it in some direction and with a specific purpose in view.

Men profit by the experiences of others, and having witnessed the disappointment and dissatisfaction experienced in the lives of those who have developed their talents from the selfish motive of human ambition, for the purpose of personal aggrandizement or vainglory, they eventually discern that following in the footsteps of the humble Jesus of Nazareth is indeed the only way to experience true satisfaction, peaceable consciousness, and the assurance of salvation from a false sense of selfhood. The discernment of mankind's great need of salvation has impelled men and women to cultivate the talents to be used in the service of men and to the glory of God.

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