The earnest student of Christian Science is apt to find many helpful lessons in the ordinary business life, and among those which have come to me is the following: Quite recently I had a long, difficult piece of stenographic work given me to do, with the understanding that it must be finished at a certain time, though the hour set seemed altogether too soon to hope for its being completed. The day was very warm and uncomfortable and the office close and hot, the thermometers in offices adjacent to mine standing at one hundred and twelve degrees. Although the work was begun and most diligently kept up, it seemed quite evident that I would not be able to finish it in the given time.

About the same time came the thought of the heat, which seemed almost unbearable, and getting up from the desk I walked around the office, thinking that I could not stand it and expressing like thoughts of discomfort. Suddenly the realization came that I could do whatever I had to do, and that, too, without fatigue; that there is no limit to one's ability as God's child, and that I was conscious of it. Peacefully I returned to the desk and finished the copy upon which I was working, but as I took paper, and prepared to begin another, a mental impression so vivid as to seem like a word of command bade me count the copies. Twice it was repeated, and going to the pile of completed work, I counted them and discovered that there were just thirty copies—the complete number I had undertaken to do. Glancing at my watch, I found that I still had half an hour before the time stated for the work to be finished, and later, when it was called for and delivered, there were no mistakes to be corrected.

In Science and Health (p. 213) Mrs. Eddy says, "Before human knowledge dipped to its depths into a false sense of things,—into belief in material origins which discard the one Mind and true source of being,—it is possible that the impressions from Truth were as distinct as sound, and that they came as sound to the primitive prophets. If the medium of hearing is wholly spiritual, it is normal and indestructible." There can be no question that the impressions from Truth—the "still small voice"—are ever with us for our guidance and protection. This is proven many times by each one of us in our daily walk and work, if we are watchfully obedient.

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May 4, 1912

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