Press On

After the completion of a day's work, the so-called human mind is apt to believe it is weary and depressed, and to seek relief in inactivity, which it calls rest. There is also often prevalent in the thoughts of mortals a belief of overwork; and the fear of it invites either mental or physical inactivity, or both. The Christian Scientist should ever be awake to these false suggestion, and should turn his thought often to the loving and wise counsel of our Leader, Mary Baker Eddy, given in the By-law in the Manual of The Mother Church (p. 42) entitled, "Alertness to Duty."

Work in Christian Science is the activity of right thinking, and it always results rightly. "God rests in action," Mrs. Eddy says in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 519). Therefore, if thought is resting in God, it cannot be weary or depressed, and work becomes a joyous, holy thing, as we strive to do God's will.

How often have we seen the young student, just beginning to look beyond materiality into the wondrous ideas of Truth, satisfied and contented! His experience has been so wonderful, for the vision of the Christ has brought to him great joy and healing. He stands drinking in this refreshing water of life, flowing pure from the throne of God. But he must learn that it is not God's plan that he stand still. He must press on, for a joyous opportunity awaits him to do God's will. So the student is awakened from a thought of apathy, perhaps, by the touch of pain or sorrow; but how often is he tempted to listen to the voice of self-justification whispering, "Why have I so much to meet since I took up the study of Christian Science?"

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May 21, 1927

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