IN days of strife and turmoil in the business world, when the business-man who sees only the material side of things often finds it difficult so to conduct his business that it returns even a reasonable profit, the Christian Scientist has great cause to be thankful in that he has that knowledge which enables him to turn from material evidence and know what true profit is.

Metaphysically considered, profit is not an amount of money which may be put in the bank or invested in stocks and bonds. Such is the kind to which the Master referred when he said, "Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal." In the twentieth verse of the same chapter, however, he explains what true profit is by saying, "But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal." This, the earnest student of Christian Science may do by a daily and hourly endeavor to bring himself and his business into truer expression of the divine Mind. And even though this daily and hourly investment of honest endeavor, good-will, and loving-kindness may not seem to bring a return in material wealth, he is nevertheless building up a treasure that no material circumstance can ever take away.

"The kingdom of his dear Son"
April 11, 1925

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