How the sense of time seems to rule the world, limiting, aging, curtailing human life and activity! But Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science and the author of its textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," says (p. 469), "Life is not limited." "Is not limited"! And in Revelation the angelic assurance is that "there should be time no longer." Yet we hear on all sides, "I haven't enough time;" or, "I haven't time to do so and so." Through the understanding that Christian Science is bringing to them, many persons are daily overcoming the limiting effects of a false sense of time.

What is time? As we know it, time is measured by minutes, days, and years. We are told in Science and Health (p. 584): "The objects of time and sense disappear in the illumination of spiritual understanding, and Mind measures time according to the good that is unfolded. This unfolding is God's day, and 'there shall be no night there.'" In God's day, then, there can be no sense of push or pressure; no limiting, curtailing, or aging. The only measurement of time is the good unfolded in human consciousness, the progress Godward, heavenward. In this day that our loving Father gives His children there is no night, no darkness, no fear, no doubt, no lack of spiritual growth. The only way in which God's man can spend the eternal day is in reflecting the Life that is limitless.

If the Christian Science student earnestly strives to glorify God in all his ways, to be hourly reflecting his Father-Mother God, who is all-knowing and all-seeing, all-acting and all-wise, all-loving and all-governing, how can his affairs proceed in any but an orderly, quiet, unhurried rhythm? If the Christian Science student finds himself with too many idle hours and days, consistent striving to glorify his Father will fill each minute with such joyous, orderly mental activity as cannot help but be manifested in a sufficiency of right human occupation.

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December 29, 1934

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