"Spiritual Co-operation"

In our Leader's Dedicatory Address to the Concord church this satisfying definition of unity occurs: "Unity is spiritual co-operation, heart to heart." Christian Scientists stand face to face with a requirement which, like all others in Christian Science is immovable and waits, pointing upward, until each individual conforms to its sweet constraining, for it is based on Love. "Spiritual co-operation!" it is like a great mountain peak, high above mortal motives and aims.

In mortal affairs the governing motive is self-interest, mine and thine, greatest and least in the kingdom of the flesh. Everything is made to bend before it, people and things are swept aside, tempests visit the home, the business, and even disturb personal pleasures. In sickness, the interest in self is so absorbing that loving sacrifice and attendance on the part of others is not recognized. Even the little child is frequently taught the aggressive warfare of self-interest until his natural unselfish interest in others is supplanted by the thought of what can be done to make him "healthy, wealthy, and wise," regardless of the interests of others.

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