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To be what’s most needed

From the August 2016 issue of The Christian Science Journal

There’s a saying , “If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail,” which illustrates the unfortunate tendency in human thought to assume that an entrenched and prescribed way of doing things can be effectively applied to whatever problem we’re facing. The need, of course, is for an honest and humble willingness to look at any given problem and discern what’s actually needed, rather than to assume from the outset what the solution should be.