Servant and Service

The term "servant" has been so frequently misunderstood and misused that it has fallen more or less into disrepute; while it must always imply service, if service itself be properly understood, servant then comes into its rightful place of honor with all sense of meniality removed. Because men have often failed so lamentably to recognize what true service means, the belief that a servant must be one who is inferior has been almost universally accepted.

Christian Science in its revelation of Truth reverses all these misconceptions in regard to both servant and service. It starts with true service in whatever form as the most exalted of opportunities. It presents it as the basis of right relationship among men. Upon unselfed service rests the possibility of the successful demonstration of universal brotherhood; for it is only through such unselfishness that true cooperation can be brought about.

July 17, 1926

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