Glorifying God in Our Work

The greatest or the most trivial task, from the management of a nation to the care of a cottage, may be made to glorify God as men acknowledge that divine Mind is All, and that all true activity is an expression of Mind. When thought begins to realize this fact and to make practical application of it in the daily round, one finds heaven on earth. Going forth to the daily task, whatever it may be, knowing that of himself he can "do nothing," but that through the strength of Christ, the Son of God, he "can do all things," one finds the way cleared for Truth to be manifested in unerring wisdom and power.

Belief in monotony ceases when the bright vision of heavenly glory illumines consciousness. The workaday world with its rush and worry believes itself to be a power for necessary activity in providing for human needs; but the sooner each individual commences to base his thought and activity upon the one Mind, realizing that all that really exists is of God, Mind, the sooner will humanity find surcease from its supposititious woes. One should take up the day's work knowing that man has only what God gives, and that God's gifts are ever present, ever available, and always good. So doing, one is gradually emancipated from the discord of the material senses. Mary Baker Eddy, the loved Leader of the Christian Science movement, writes in the textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 225), "Love is the liberator."

Let us imagine a large building containing offices representing many lines of business, and employers and employees coming to the day's task with one thought paramount—that of living the entire day to God's glory—and with such steadfastness of purpose as to be able to carry out this resolve. It would then be impossible for anything but good to manifest itself in the entire company of workers in that building. Through each demonstration, good would flow out to the world, carrying harmony and blessing far afield, for each individual business would be operated sucessfully and profitably for all concerned. With this thought, each in his own place may start out now to bring to pass that glorious state of affairs, by living as nearly as he can to the glorification of our Father-Mother God.

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