What does it really mean to be good? Is good simply a median point on a human scale ranging between bad and great? If so, goodness equates with mediocrity. If we consider ourselves no better than moderately good, we might also find our moral standard fluctuating in a perpetual struggle to behave better.
The goodness inherent in God’s creation isn’t merely a human value in a range of other values. Mary Baker Eddy recognized good as “the primitive Principle of man.” (Miscellaneous Writings, p.14).
The real source of our goodness is God, the universal Principle of divine Good. Good is God, and God’s goodness is the foundational spiritual essence of who we are. Through consistent, daily prayer, expanding on an understanding of the immense subject of God as Good, we can discover our own true identity, and the goodness – the purity, meekness, receptivity, mercy - we are all capable of.
God is Spirit, all power, all presence, all active Good. God is All, with no opposite, and thus no opposition. Because there is nothing to degenerate or attack God, His divine reflection, man, is safe and sealed - that is, incorruptible.
God is unlimited Good and His creation expresses unrestricted, flawless good. Have you ever identified yourself as unlimited, uninhibited, whole, flawless, and expressing divinity? If not, let prayer introduce you to God’s creation – to the real you.
Good isn’t what we strive to be. Good is who we really are. Divine Good is the only Cause, creating you - the perfect effect of Good.
Good is All; it has no opposite. Good has absolute control, total dominion, complete freedom. God didn’t create us to experience or express a part of His goodness. We reflect all of it, the whole of infinite Good that is God, each in a particular, unique, wonderful, essential, powerful God-caused way. This wholeness constitutes true spiritual individuality.
The Psalmist said, “The LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.” (100:5)
God is Good! And God's goodness is everlasting and endures in His creation. Every one of your prayers to see more of God’s goodness is a lasting generation of truth. Let your prayers give witness to the goodness of God in you, and in all.