Serving in Business

Once, when Mary and Joseph sought the boy Jesus and found him in the temple, he said, "Wist ye not that I must be about my Father's business?" This simple question has a profound lesson for the man or woman in the business world; it can indeed be made so practical in the individual's career that continuous activity will become a pleasure instead of a hardship. Such has been the writer's experience. At one time, before he knew of Christian Science, business seemed a monotonous drudgery, and each day the thought would come, What is the use of it all? Suppose we make a little more or a little less, what good is it? Since studying Christian Science, however, an entirely different viewpoint has been reached. In fact, the change is so radical that one not having some understanding of Christian metaphysics would scarcely believe it possible.

Very recently a gentleman who sought help in Christian Science said that he thought it sacrilegious to ask God to help him in his business. It was explained to him that Christian Science teaches that to be in business means to have the opportunity to reflect God, divine Mind, in all the minutiae of daily affairs. He was shown this statement by our revered Leader on page 40 of Science and Health: "It is sad that the phrase divine service has come so generally to mean public worship instead of daily deeds."

Principle the True Guide
January 19, 1918

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