Worthy of Every Good


There was a time when I expected something to go wrong whenever some good came my way! We could be on a vacation “having fun,” and lurking in the back of my thought would be the aggressive silent arguments that something was going to go wrong.

I entertained such wrong thoughts, because I had no clue of statements like this: “God is natural good, and is represented only by the idea of goodness; while evil should be regarded as unnatural, because it is opposed to the nature of Spirit, God.” (Science and Health, p. 119.) Then, often something would go wrong upon our return home. It would be the breakdown of an appliance, some physical claim, or some upset. This became a pattern in my experience, till error/evil became my expectation. I was convinced no good feeling was permanent. What appeared permanent were the nagging feelings of fear, anxiety and worry.

Then the Truths in Christian Science awakened me to the fact that I am worthy of every good, because I am God’s own child. The understanding of what God is — that He is only good, and He is Love — made clear what it means to be a child of God. It means that all His goodness: health, abundance, peace, joy, wisdom, unselfishness, honesty, humility, love, life and contentment are inherently mine, and everyone else’s. As the Bible verse reads; “Son, thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine.” (Luke 15:31) I had to discard permanently the subtle undeserving sentiment which had lingered in my thought for so long.

The Bible states, “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.” (James 1:17) This verse affirms the origin of all the good that comes to us. Good, then, is our heritage from a loving Father-Mother, and we can know that the laws of harmony and love alone govern us all. If we claim these truths they help us live the lives that deserve the realization of our “goodly heritage.”

From Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 328:4-5: “Mortals suppose that they can live without goodness, when God is good and the only real Life.” We must all claim our worth as God’s own children and live in obedience to Him. With that deep appreciation for God, as Life, Truth and Love, a change in thinking takes place. And this brings us peace that goes from day to day expectant of going from “glory unto glory!”

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