Doing Our Own Work Well

In "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" Mrs. Eddy writes (p. 202), "The scientific unity which exists between God and man must be wrought out in life-practice, and God's will must be universally done;" also in "Retrospecion and Introspection" by the same author we read, "Each individual must fill his own niche in time and eternity" (p. 70). There is revealed in these interesting statements the divine Principle of all right doing and the motive which should inspire the activities of every loyal Christian Scientist. The greatest progress is the result, not simply of doing one's work, but of doing it in the best possible manner, and one can accomplish this only as he realizes that in doing his work well he is but. expressing the activity of divine Mind, and that of himself he can do nothing.

In the seventeenth chapter of Exodus there is a striking example of what can be accomplished when individuals are content to fill their own niche and support one another in doing the work that ministers to the good of all. The children of Israel had scarcely entered upon their long journey through the wilderness when the Amalekites not only threatened to rob them of their possessions but also made impossible further progress toward the realization of their hopes. It thus became apparent that they must stand and fight together. A common enemy threatened destruction, and no haphazard, intermittent effort would meet the situation. The advance must be orderly and with a definite purpose in view, or they would go down to defeat.

Efficacy of True Prayer
April 8, 1916

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