"One thing thou lackest."

Then Jesus beholding him loved him, and said unto him, One thing thou lackest: ... take up the cross, and follow me.—Mark, 10:21.

Every age, every period, brings its own responsibilities in proportion to its development. As more is required of the adult than of the child, so, in a period of religious freedom like this of the twentieth century, one's duty to himself and to his fellow-man involves more individual study and digestion of the demands of Truth. God, Principle, supreme wisdom is ever-present, ever-operative, changeless! It is according to the state of our spiritual perception that God seems nearer and dearer, or father off and sterner; and mankind, judging God from what they see but darkly upon the plane of human belief, can be led to desire growth through spiritual perception only as they learn to think of God as good; as Love, instead of merely power.

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Christian Science in Business
June 9, 1906

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