[Original article in German]

Activity or Employment

Employment is something in which all men, even from their early days, are interested; and they are quite right in taking an early interest in it, for does not all real activity express God, divine Mind? On page 187 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" Mrs. Eddy definitely tells us that "the divine Mind includes all action and volition, and man in Science is governed by this Mind."

How we rejoice that even the smallest child in showing right activity expresses the divine Mind! The average child is always active; he constantly finds opportunity to gratify his sense of activity. The so-called adult children of God are also conscious of this beautiful quality; they rejoice in expressing those divine qualities of which Mrs. Eddy writes (ibid., p. 248): "We must form perfect models in thought and look at them continually, or we shall never carve them out in grand and noble lives. Let unselfishness, goodness, mercy, justice, health, holiness, love—the kingdom of heaven—reign within us, and sin, disease, and death will diminish until they finally disappear." There is always the opportunity to be rightly active. No one, therefore, need feel unemployed; no one need be without some true activity. Since God, or Mind, is present everywhere, Mind can be reflected in right activity wherever we are, and harmony will be the result.

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