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From the September 1948 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Be yourself! How often we have used that expression to chide someone for not acting like himself! To anyone sick, poverty-stricken, sin-laden, or unhappy, Christian Science says with deep and wonderful significance, Be yourself!.

To one unenlightened in the spiritual truths which Christian Science teaches, the statement may at first be startling and puzzling. He may say: "What do you mean, be myself? Here I am sick, diseased, a failure. I've tried everything I could to change the condition but have failed, so I guess it was meant to be; it must be God's will."

It is at this point of despair and hopelessness that many, often with misgivings and doubt, have turned to the study of Christian Science and have found that God is a God of love, a God who comforts, heals, protects, and sustains us. In fact, they will probably soon acknowledge that God answered their prayer by leading them to Christian Science as the way out of their difficulties.

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