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Growth Through Self-knowledge

From the April 1977 issue of The Christian Science Journal


"Know thyself!" These significant words of ancient Greek wisdom can be interpreted in two ways: as a command to know the grandeur of one's true, spiritual selfhood, or as a warning to recognize the shortcomings and limitations of the false mortal concept of one's being. When the Pharisees asked Jesus about the coming of the kingdom of God, he answered that the kingdom does not come by watching for it, and added, "Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.