Let every man abide in the same calling wherein he was called.—1 Corinthians, 7:20.

That Christian Science is a practical religion to be carried into our every-day work, demonstrating its Truth in every line of business, is being proved by thousands of its honest followers to-day. We learn in Science that "the good of one is the good of all," and having received so many helpful thoughts myself through our publications, which we all so eagerly watch for and devour, I feel that perhaps I may also be able to send a few helpful thoughts to some who, like myself, may be abiding "in the same calling wherein he was called," when he came into Christian Science.

I will not dwell in detail upon the bondage of fear I was under, as a public singer,—the almost chronic condition of my throat, aggravated, of course, by the anxious thought that my voice was my only source of maintenance. Suffice it to say, however, that this bondage was so great that I dared not remove my veil in winter for fear of taking cold. Words can never convey my gratitude for the freedom which came to me through Christian Science, in this direction. I began to realize through the understanding and demonstration of this blessed Truth, that the many laws that mortal mind has made for singers, could be annulled. Only to think of actually being able to a sit in draught without experiencing any serious results therefrom! and above all to know that what God has given us is eternal and indestructible, and therefore cannot be taken from us or lost. This, together with the comforting assurance in our text-book, Science and Health, p. 154, 1. 16, that God "expressed in man the infinite idea, forever developing itself, broadening, and rising higher and higher from a boundless basis," banishes the old thoughts of limitation and loss, and despair gives place to hope and joy as we look out upon the wonderful possibilities revealed to us. Not only does Christian Science make us better singers but better teachers also.

December 1, 1898

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