On Doing Our Best

When the student of Christian Science has been for some months, perhaps even a year of two, not only a reader of our textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, but a regular attendant at the Sunday services and the midweek testimony meetings, he begins to take some interest in the various activities of the church, as these are unfolded to him, and to look forward to the time when he, as a member of a branch church or society, will have the privilege of sharing in its work, and so, of helping, in his degree, to spread the Christian Science gospel with its glorious message to mankind. And when the right day for entrance into fellowship with the church has arrived he will find, when the first opportunities for taking part in the work of the church are opened to him, that even for the duty that appears to be the simplest the right metaphysical understanding is requisite if this duty is to be fully and faithfully done.

Whether it be to assist with the ushering in church, to share in the distribution of our periodicals, to take charge, as an occasional substitute at first, of a class in the Christian Science Sunday school, or in some other form of work, there is need for earnest study, for entire consecration of thought, if we are truly to fulfill what we sometimes rather readily promise,—to "do our best."

December 10, 1921

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