Just Good

THE world in general, and more particularly those whose activities are confined to and concerned with the business world, are saying that during the war period business was better than normal but that to-day it is not as good as normal. Since we, as Christian Scientists, are taught that every seeming material condition is the result of our thoughts let us analyze this suggestion that is constantly trying to become a part of our thinking by one pretext or another. Since divine Principle creates all that is, it is certain that Principle creates the idea of business whereby all are blessed by the constant and unceasing exchange of activity which takes place hourly. All true business is God's business, the business of good and of doing good. Individual business organizations as we perceive them are merely human concepts of the way in which divine Love manifests itself. They express activity. They bless those that serve them and those whom they serve. The reality expresses God, good.

Now we are constantly reminded in the Bible that God is unchanging and that He is "the same yesterday, and to-day, and for ever." Mrs. Eddy in Science and Health expresses the same thought, beginning on page 470, when she says, "The relations of God and 'man, divine Principle and idea, are indestructible in Science; and Science knows no lapse from nor return to harmony, but holds the divine order or spiritual law, in which God and all that He creates are perfect and eternal, to have remained unchanged in its eternal history." The truth is, then, that the divine Mind's business never changes. It is always the same. We were just as much in error when we thought it was better than normal as we are when thinking that it is not as good as normal. By accepting the first suggestion we were preparing the way for the entrance of the second erroneous conclusion. This is exactly the way that error tries to operate. It lulls us to sleep with some suggestion that seems highly pleasing to the senses, and the first thing we know it forces us to another conclusion not quite so pleasing.

"A law to yourselves"
January 14, 1922

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