Divine Activity in Business

It would seem that mankind today is in bondage to the almost universal belief that business is sick. The condition appears to be world-wide rather than merely local, and perhaps for that reason there is a tendency to acquiesce in the belief. Christian Scientists, who would not for a moment accept a general belief of an epidemic of sickness, may be influenced to some extent into acceptance of the world belief of an epidemic of sick business. Yet, one false belief is no more real than another.

Fear, an element of every claim of error, has seemed especially prevalent of late—the fear of business failure, with its consequent anticipation of lack being perhaps a predominant feature. We must eliminate these fears by knowing the spiritual fact that there can be no failure in good; that God's business, the only real business, is good, and therefore immune to failure. "Love never faileth" (Am. Rev. Ver.); Love's business and Love's ideas or representatives engaged in that business cannot fail. Since God is eternal Life, His business, which is expressed through man, the reflection of good, cannot be obliterated. Spiritual man, reflecting eternal Life, lives forever in Life, and is not dependent for his existence on matter or material business. God, who is Love, never deprived one of His ideas of an iota of good, and there is no other power. As we realize these truths of being, what remains to be feared?

We do not have to accept the evidence of the material senses, which would tell us that business, world-wide or local, is inactive. We should know, on the contrary, that all real activity is governed by the immutable law of God, and that to the faculties or functions of Mind there is and can be no obstruction. Any seeming obstruction is but a false mental suggestion, which in obedience to Truth we are compelled to reject. In God's business there is no inertia, fear, lack, or stagnation. Error cannot assert itself either as a seeming condition or as false belief in the real consciousness, which is engaged in His business. As we lay hold of these facts, we can prove that God's law of right activity, applied to a false claim of destruction, annihilates it completely.

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"Our heavenly Parent"
September 9, 1933

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