The way of diligence calls for vigilance in keeping spiritual perfection dominant in thought. It is the way of penetrating veracity, combining diligence with demonstration. In defining the functions of "diligence, promptness, and perseverance" (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 514), Mrs. Eddy writes, "They carry the baggage of stern resolve, and keep pace with highest purpose." The Christian Scientist's "highest purpose" being to prove the completeness and supermancy of spiritual being, this purpose has the support of divine Principle, and carries with it the "stern resolve" which achieves.

When, "rising up a great while before day, he went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed," Jesus expressed diligence, devotion to good. Likewise, Mrs. Eddy looked and hearkened diligently to the commands of God and as diligently obeyed them with the result that her teachings have spread over the world. Christian Scientists, drawn, not driven, by resistless Love, also hold sacred this divinely natural quality of diligence which is unremitting, spontaneous, the inevitable complement of spiritual intelligence.

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December 15, 1934

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