A Religion of Work

Our Master warned his disciples, and through them all mankind, against the dangers of mere profession, saying, "Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven." He was insistent upon the necessity for activity in the doing of the mighty works which he performed and which he commended to his followers. Mrs. Eddy also had laid great stress upon the necessity for this same activity in well-doing, and has reemphasized it in the saying, "The song of Christian Science is, 'Work—work—work—watch and pray'" (Message to The Mother Church for 1900, p. 2).

Christian Scientists understand the value of the Wednesday evening meetings as a means for bringing to the attention of those in need knowledge of the efficacy of Christian Science in the healing of disease, and they will appreciate the following simple statement taken from the testimony of a woman who during the space of several years had been under the care of four different physicians, only to be informed by the last of these that her case was hopeless and that she must make up her mind to go through life suffering from the disease for which she had vainly sought relief all this time; in brief, that nothing more could be done. Her statement is : "Soon afterward, my attention was called to Christian Science, and I attended a testimony meeting. I was so much impressed by what I heard that I decided to apply for Christian Science treatment. My healing was not quickly accomplished, but through treatment, with earnest study on my own part, I am healed and regenerated, quickened to a new understanding of life of God. I have also had the joy of seeing three members of my family become earnest students of Christian Science as a result of my healing."

"Know thyself"
August 21, 1915

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