Giving Thanks

MORE and more it comes to me that, "The song of Christian Science is work—work—work—watch and pray' " (Message, 1900, p. 4), and not alone is this true, but, rightly understood and applied, it is one eternal psalm of joy, gratitude, and thanksgiving to our Father-Mother God.

Let us see for a moment what it is to be "grateful." The Century Dictionary defines it as "feeling kindly or tenderly on account of a favor or favors bestowed : disposed to acknowledge and repay benefits." It is very easy for us to be grateful for that which pleases us; yet often that which benefits us most may seem a "hard lesson," but if we are truly grateful for every experience, we shall look beyond the mere circumstance, and humbly pray that divine Principle may enable us to see the angel visitant, no matter what the outward seeming may be. Only in this way can we make each passing hour count for God.

September 12, 1903

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