It is obvious, and experience has shown, that an unjust...

Labor Bulletin

It is obvious, and experience has shown, that an unjust demand is doomed, because whatever does not express divine Principle is without divine authority and support. Now, justice is a quality of God, divine Love, and it is to be realized and manifested in its true and highest sense only by means of applied spiritual understanding. Hence the prime object of labor organizations—that of obtaining justice—can be attained aright only through the understanding and practice of the teachings of Christ Jesus. In "Miscellaneous Writings" (p. 166) Mrs. Eddy says: "This spiritual idea, or Christ, entered into the minutiæ of the life of the personal Jesus. It made him an honest man, a good carpenter, and a good man, before it could make him the glorified." It was Jesus who said that the laborer is worthy of his hire. This certainly means that God's law of justice, which causes the employer properly to compensate the laborer, also impels the laborer to be worthy of his hire.

If churches, generally, are not gaining or holding the confidence of the workingman, it must be that he is not finding in them the needed guidance and practical direction for the solution of his problems. Such a condition might be due to a narrow, wrong view on the part of the workingman, or to a purely theoretical instead of a practical presentation of the teachings of Christ Jesus by the churches.

December 29, 1923

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