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10/28/2015 07:04

"ultimate of spiritual perfection..."

"Imperfect mortals grasp the ultimate of spiritual perfection slowly; but to begin aright and to continue the strife of demonstrating the great problem of being, is doing much."

Webster's 1828 Dictionary is helpful:
"Ultimate -- final;...that to which all the rest is directed, as to the main object. The ultimate end of our actions should be the glory of God, or the display of His exalted excellence. The ultimate end and aim of men is to be happy, and to attain this end, we must yield that obedience which will honor the law and character of God."

I came from a religion of condemnation. One of the most blessed things about Christian Science is, there is no condemnation of man -- just of sin. There is a consequence, or price, for our every action; and I have found it helpful to remember that if we have paid a "price" for a lesson, we might as well learn it! Sometimes, I have to "pay" for a repeat lesson, but it is never punishment --- always a lesson in the "great problem of being." I'm so grateful for learning this in Christian Science.