Our Work

Every Scientist has a sincere desire to work for the Cause of Christian Science, to be doing something to promote its growth. On page 260 of the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," Mrs. Eddy says, "Science reveals the possibility of achieving all good, and sets mortals at work to discover what God has already done." The Bible tells us, similarly, that what God has done shall be forever, and that it cannot be added to. "To discover what God has already done," and to remove what seems to obscure His work, therefore, is the work of the Christian Scientist,—not to change God's plan, but to discover what it is.

Each one of God's ideas expresses Him. Inseparable from its creator, each idea does and will continue to do His will, to express and manifest Him in the way of His appointing. We are told in the Bible that "there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit." Our work, then, is to learn what God has for us to do. As our Leader caught the wonderful revelation which she has given to the world in Science and Health, so we, likewise, must gain inspiration from God. She caught the message she gave us, because her ears of spiritual understanding were so attuned that she heard God's voice. They were ready to hear because of her constant watching, working, and praying; and so must ours be also. She listened for His voice; so must we.

The realization of the truth lifts us above human outlining, and shows us that it matters not what name may be given to the place we seem to hold. As the sweet fragrance of the rose is wafted into the air regardless of where the flower grows, so is it our privilege to reflect God regardless of where we may seem to be. We do not, therefore, need to be disturbed about our work; but as in crossing a room the step to take is the next step, so in Christian Science the step to take is the step we are ready for. Always we can reverse the material counterfeit and find the spiritual fact, thus governing through right thinking the work we may be doing.

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Cooperative Ushering
December 27, 1924

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