War Work

Many are asking to-day: What is the best means of helping our own country and the world at large to attain the victory of a lasting and democratic peace? Here before us are so many opportunities of working to provide for conditions due to the war, such a variety of institutions all excellent in their degree, that it is perhaps difficult to decide which it is best to pursue. This is indeed a time to watch and pray, for if one is not alert to what war work primarily means to Christian Scientist, one may soon be engulfed in material pursuits which leave little time or opportunity for orderly spiritual thinking, and amid the hurry and bustle of material war work the cry of "no time" will at length leave even the Lesson-Sermon to a hurried perusal in the late hours of the night.

The type of war work which demands precedence over all others is assuredly spiritual right thinking,—right thinking about everything with which we come in contact, whether it be the smallest of household duties or the greatest of international questions which occupy our thoughts. Nothing of a material nature should or can stand in the way of our taking from the fountain of life the deep draft of Truth so much needed by the spiritually thirsty. Thus revived each morning by drinking from the wellspring, we shall go through the day rejoicing, and it matters not what work of "national importance" we pursue, for all such work will then be inspired by Principle.

News versus Intelligence
November 16, 1918

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