Enrolled for Service

Our eyes are constantly resting, in these days of war, upon the words "Enrolled for Service." Who is not quickened each time he sees them, and who does not realize that this is the only true attitude for man, in war or peace? Jesus taught that the highest place of honor was that of the servant. He said, "Whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant: even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister." How much sorrow and disease would be banished from earth if all men recognized the servant's true place, and that we all should be ready to minister,—not to be served, but to serve. The man who believes that he can live for himself and attend only to his own petty interests, has no more touched real manhood than has the babe, who dreams in his cradle, wakes only to play with his rattle, then falls asleep and dreams again.

Mrs. Eddy, the Leader of the Christian Science movement, was humanity's truest servant since the days of the Master. Like him, she spent every hour in tender ministry, and to those who had ears to hear she said in her Message to The Mother Church for 1902 (p. 3), "The only true ambition is to serve God and to help the race." A holy purpose is health giving, animating, invigorating, and illuminating. The time must come to each heart when it will recognize the truth expressed in the words of a familiar hymn (Hymnal, p. 135):—

February 16, 1918

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