There's one thing that you've got to admit in order to take limits off what you can accomplish. What is this one thing? ''The admission to one's self that man is God's own likeness sets man free to master the infinite idea.'' n1 This thought-provoking statement was written by Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, a woman who was not inclined to accept the limitations that mankind is generally taught it must accept as being ''the way things are.''
n1 Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 90.
These limitations may include the notion that ability is determined by heredity or environment; the notion that a physical weakness or handicap is insurmountable and will determine future prospects and happiness; the notion that poverty is a fact of life that can't be overcome.
The general view is that we are mortal, biological creatures who strive to overcome inherent material limitations. We have aspirations, dreams, flights of freedom in our hearts at times. And yet, the material world still seems to be whispering to us, ''Admit it. You're only human.''
Humanity expresses some wonderful qualities. But the human condition is indeed limiting. It seems to be a mix of good and bad, spiritual feelings and material feelings.
Christ Jesus is the Way-shower out of frustrating limitations, out of the dualistic spiritual-physical ''stalemate.'' He was the promised Messiah that the Scriptures foretold. Through his life, his healing work, his complete ministry, he taught how to be free now from the unjust limitations of materially based reasoning, free in terms of practical, tangible results. ''Ye shall know the truth,'' he said, ''and the truth shall make you free.'' n2
n2 John 8:32.