One Employment

A STUDENT of Christian Science recently found herself in the category described by the world as one of the unemployed. About the same time letters were received from members of the family in other countries, who said that they also were in the ranks of this so-called inactive army. After she had read one of these letters the thought came forcibly to this student that the word "unemployment" had become too realistic, and an overuse of it was, therefore, adding to the mesmerism which was drawing recruits away from their heritage of right, active thinking.

The positive thought of the one true employment opened up helpful consideration. This one employment we all can accept is the exercise of charity, used in its broadest sense of love to our fellows. Universal love, given out in fullest measure, would help to solve the world's problems by keeping each of us employed in right thinking. In responding to and accepting the demands of Love, we should all be mentally active, and that activity would be manifested in our daily life.

The Bible says that "love is the fulfilling of the law." This law is the spiritual law of good, which, if adhered to and practiced in word and deed, will show us in what way we can be most helpful to our fellows; and so our efforts should bear fruit. This law is available to everyone through the study and practice of Christian Science. Mrs. Eddy writes in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 266), "Universal Love is the divine way in Christian Science;" and in the Church Manual (Art. VIII, Sect. 1), under the heading "A Rule for Motives and Acts," she says, "In Science, divine Love alone governs man; and a Christian Scientist reflects the sweet amenities of Love, in rebuking sin, in true brotherliness, charitableness, and forgiveness." The harmony accruing from the study of these helpful thoughts brought much blessing to the student, and the benefits also extended to other members of the family.

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Proving the Scientific Proposition
October 27, 1934

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