Obedience and Disobedience

Our environments are varied, and we have to meet some phase of material sense daily. Mrs. Eddy says, "Obeying the divine Principle which you profess to understand and love, demonstrates Truth. Never absent from your post, never off guard, never ill-humored, never unready to work for God, — is obedience" (Miscellaneous Writings, p. 117).

To be obedient to this demand, requires absolute consecration to Christ's command, "Watch and pray." We are tempted every moment if we are "off guard" to step aside from the path of duty which divine Love outlines for us, and though our deviation be ever so slight, we must go back and take our steps over again as the result of disobedience. However, with such a Principle to guide, and such a sure foundation as Christian Science, we should never be discouraged, but rather be more courageous and vigilant in our efforts to obey the loving will of the Father who blesses all our efforts.

August 20, 1904

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