Is there any good thing within the compass of human desire which does not find its fulfilment in a knowledge and demonstration of Truth? We are taught that Christian Science is the understanding of God, and since God is Love, Christian Science is the understanding of divine Love. It teaches how to know, to demonstrate, to live this understanding. In the 91st Psalm we read, "He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty." This makes. our safety, our health, our prosperity, and even our longevity dependent upon our abiding under the shadow of Love itself. When we do so abide we find the fulfilment of the Saviour's promise, "If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you." And what do we will when we abide? Nothing apart from God; for our will must then be, and is, in unison with Love itself.

It is Love that teaches us to prosper, and if we love what we do, what we do will manifest perfection in proportion to our love for our task. A friend of the writer went to see a man who was striving to interest capital in an imperfect invention. The invention was closely examined, and the inventor's attention was called to its imperfection.

"It is good enough for me," he replied; "no one will notice that little imperfection." "He can never make that article perfect until he changes his thought!" exclaimed the writer's friend as they left the place. "He has greed behind him instead of love. Compulsion, and the hope of gain are all that impel him." Then he added with emphasis, "He doesn't love his work enough!" This sententious conclusion suggested to the writer the cause of many failures,—the lack of love. Here was a sermon in a few words: "He does not love his work enough!"

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April 18, 1908

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