Work and Supply

IN her Message to The Mother Church for 1900 (p. 2) Mrs. Eddy says, "The song of Christian Science is, 'Work —work—work—watch and pray.'" The work herein referred to is the activity that tends to awaken the seemingly dormant faculties, thus developing and unfolding real selfhood in Mind, unfettered by any material limitation. It so arouses true activity as to cause thought to break through and cast aside every material belief, and to become conscious of the clear atmosphere of Soul. Work in Christian Science is not treating matter; nor is it working for material objects. Material accumulation or gain is of itself insufficient to meet human needs, and it does not satisfy human longings.

Spiritual work is the reflection of divine energy which supplies strength for victory over error and blots out every discord arising from so-called mortal mind. Such work enables thought to rise above the miasma of mortal belief. It brings into view the peaks of spiritual understanding, and rends the veil of matter so that the vision of spiritual reality may appear. Thus spiritual work brings the revelation of that which really is; and when the heights of spiritual understanding have been gained, individual consciousness beholds the treasures of heaven, which are always at hand, but which are hidden from view by the seeming mists and clouds of material sense. True work is the subjugation of the material sense of things to the spiritual concept of man and the universe. The temporal sway which mortal mind seems to hold over its own false kingdom disappears in the presence of the real; for spiritual understanding reveals the fact that the carnal mind's so-called kingdom and power are nothing but a mirage, a myth, a dream.

True work is the practice of the spiritual desire which reaches beyond material sense into the truth of being, thus actually bringing spiritual law to bear upon every human problem. In this way we are working for our Father in heaven, who has revealed to us His kingdom, wherein is no limitation. Thereby the city which has foundations is attained and our permanent home established in consciousness. The vision of divine reality displaces all the false concepts of the so-called human mind. Our work is to abandon the idols of material sense and to realize the substance of spiritual good.

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Finding Good
October 19, 1929

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