Working and Waiting

To the so-called human mind the word "wait" too often means inactivity. Even in legitimate human affairs, the alert do not cease working while waiting to act in some particular direction. In spiritual development, it is highly necessary for all to understand that when Mary Baker Eddy admonishes patience in waiting she does not by any means intend to have her followers stop working. There is a great difference between waiting and doing nothing. If one's demonstration is not working out, and it appears that obedient waiting on divine Love is the requirement, there is abundant opportunity to do good in other directions. There is no limit to God, good, and there is no condition or circumstance that can keep the true followers of Christ, Truth, from doing good.

In working out their own salvation, Christian Scientists are not confined to mere physical activity. Such right thoughts as Christ Jesus expressed still come from God, and still are clothed with the infinite power of Truth and Love; and even though one may feel he can do little more than think, let him not underestimate the value of his contribution of scientific, right knowing. For a consecrated army of right thinkers and right actors, all willing patiently to stand and wait when divinely called on to do so, and equally willing to press forward when divinely commanded to advance, there are glorious possibilities.

Rising above Environment
December 1, 1928

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