True Ambition

IN her Message to The Mother Church in 1902 Mrs. Eddy says (p. 3), "The only true ambition is to serve God and to help the race." In this simple definition she has given the solution for a multitude of human difficulties. Because she has presented to mankind the possibility of a right ambition, there has thus been unfolded the opportunity for the expression of eager desire for righteous attainment which can be directed to such holy offices as shall result in blessing to all.

Ambition had been considered from such mistaken viewpoints that it had almost seemed that no place was left for any sense of good in connection therewith. It had been so associated with evil pursuits and desires, so turned to evil purposes, that the more earnest searchers for righteousness had come to agree with Shakespeare, when he said:—

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