"There should be time no longer"

If one stops in the midst of human activities honestly to consider why he does not accomplish more of the good he hopes for, he is apt to find the excuse coming to his lips, "I haven't the time." The excuse may not appear so blatant in the midst of pressing human activity, when one thinks he would study Science more, or would read all of the periodicals, or would take a more active part in church work, if he only had a little more time.

What we need is not more time, but a better and wiser use of it. On page 595 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" Mrs. Eddy defines "time," in part, as "mortal measurements; limits, in which are summed up all human acts, thoughts, beliefs, opinions, knowledge; matter; error." Viewed in the light of this definition, we realize that we do not need a greater sense of "limits," or of "matter," or of "error," to express better activity. We need to wipe out the sense of limitation; and we can take up this great work by learning to think in terms of good, every minute.

Much of our human work is mechanical. If one watches himself, he is likely to find that he is performing some tasks almost without thinking about them, or that he is thinking much of the time about trivialities. If one is walking to the street car, or driving an automobile, or washing dishes, right there one has an opportunity to realize that the real man is governed, controlled, directed by divine Principle; that man's ways are in the hands of God, who is without beginning of days or length of years. It takes continuous watching and self-discipline to make all of one's thinking spiritually active; but it is a joyous task, and it transforms even menial occupations.

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December 28, 1929

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