Everyone may be said to worship that which he considers to be his chief good. The business man and woman, the professional man and woman, the housewife, the teacher, before they have awakened to the truth of the God of the Bible, as revealed to this age by Mary Baker Eddy, follow their own human concepts of good. And what one follows, one may be said to worship. What a variety of gods there therefore seems to be!

In reality there is only one God, the divine Principle, who governs all. There can, therefore, be only one true worship, the worship of the one and only God. Christ Jesus demonstrated and revealed to us the true sense of worship by ever reflecting the qualities of God, good. As our apprehension of the truths of Being becomes clearer, we learn that we reflect God by enthroning in our consciousness His divine qualities, such as holiness, perfection, freedom. This reflection is true worship.

The first step, then, toward true worship is to know God. "Acquaint now thyself with him, and be at peace," is the command of the Scriptures. We must know the source from which we spring. It is unthinkable that we should desire to remain in ignorance of our divine source or heavenly Father. How natural that the son should be acquainted with his Father-Mother God! This acquaintance is man's normal status. Ignorance of good seems to hide God, since God is good. Reasoning from a material basis will apparently shut out the vision of God and obscure from us His good creation, which Christian Science declares to be the only creation. God, good, is never found in or through matter. Because God is good, and good is Spirit, spiritual sense alone brings us into conscious association with good. We must apprehend God's creation in order to know Him, and thus to serve or worship Him. To this end, we must regard existence only from the standpoint of God, Spirit.

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Progress and Prospect
May 12, 1928

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