Idleness is impossible to the earnest student of Christian Science. To those who are working in the truth and for the truth, there is no hurrying nor lack of time, neither is there any time to waste in dreaming. There is work for us all. In the ninth chapter of Matthew we read that Jesus said to his disciples: "The harvest truly is plenteous, but the laborers are few; "and so it is today. The harvest is unlimited; the laborers realize this, and work on; but we must all realize it.

We cannot be content to sit back and say. "Christian Science has healed me; I am so glad I have found the truth; it is very beautiful;" nor to be satisfied to attend church regularly, recommend Christian Science to sick friends, and declare ourselves Scientists. We are not Christian Scientists merely because we believe Christian Science. It is necessary for us to understand it, and to be followers of Christ. We do not follow Christ by merely believing on him, nor can we truly love God without expressing that love, not alone by words, but by works. It is not fair to the laborers that we should reap the harvest without doing our share of the work, and it is not fair to the Cause of Christian Science that we should seek the truth merely for the help and protection which it offers.

August 28, 1909

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