Laborers in God's Vineyard

The recorded deeds of some of the prophets in Old Testament history make us, of to-day, realize what faithful workers they were in God's vineyard, and that some of us, at this present time, ought to be doing, and could be doing, much more than we are. Do we really try to listen for the guiding voice of Truth? Or do we allow it to be drowned in a ceaseless round of so-called material activities and pleasures? Perhaps we excuse ourselves by saying: Oh, I have not enough understanding to work in the Christian Science field; or by thinking that our obligations to society, sport, or even to the home circle, demand so much of our time that we find it as much as we can do to read daily even one section of the lesson in the Christian Science Quarterly, thereby retarding our own growth, and shutting out the true joy which comes through being about our Father's business.

We are all God's children, and it is our duty as well as our great privilege to do our Father's will; and He never demands of us more than we are able to do. If we are truly working for God, we know that friction and discord of every sort will grow less and less, that there will be no lack of time or work, and that our needs will always be supplied.

God's vineyard is everywhere; and it does not matter where we are, or what our occupation may be, we can be about our Father's business. Our real business is to prove by our work and our manner of living that we are God's children, by reflecting Life, Truth, and Love, whether in the home or outside the home. We can all be laborers in this vineyard of Truth. We must, however, strive honestly and patiently to eliminate all wrong thinking by the constant denial of error and by contending for Truth, entertaining only Godlike thoughts.

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In Focus
October 9, 1926

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