Christian Scientists are often confronted with the question, "How can I serve the Cause of Christian Science?" To answer this it is imperative to know that there is no unimportant service in Christian Science, no matter how humble or simple our station in life may seem; but, in order to render true service, we must, have a clear understanding of just what the Cause is. Contemplating that, we find it to be the establishment of the kingdom of God upon earth; the demonstrable realization that God is All; the complete elimination of the material sense of selfhood.

Mrs. Eddy says (Science and Health, p. 201), "The best sermon ever preached is Truth practised and demonstrated by the destruction of sin, sickness, and death." Just so, the best service we can render the Cause is the demonstration of the positive knowing that God is All. The definition of positive as given by Webster reads: "Not admitting of any doubt; indisputable; positive truth; positive proof." The task before us as Christian Scientists is stupendous, and the opportunities to serve the Cause are consequently innumerable. Let us be very sure that our motives in service are right motives, lest the effort weigh for hindrance rather than help. Service inspired by belief without understanding, or from a cold sense of duty, does not always help the Cause. Service based upon the positive knowing that God is All, is of itself a demonstration of the truth of our Cause. We cannot choose other than work for that which we know to be the truth.

June 4, 1910

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