Doing Our Part

All over the United States the inscription is displayed in business places, homes, and elsewhere, "We do our part." What does doing our part mean? As applied to business one might surmise it to mean mainly the raising of wages, of prices of wares or merchandise, the shortening of hours for employees. Following only along such lines, can those displaying the inscription truthfully say they are doing their part in the highest sense? To the Christian Scientist the words convey a much deper meaning. To rightly do one's part is first of all to know God as All-power, All-presence, All-substance—to know that true supply does not consist of nor come from money.

Rightly to do our part we must know the nothingness of any sense of lack. To employ the language of Jesus' parable, God, the Father, says to each of His children, "Son, ... all that I have is thine." Surely that is ample supply for all. All the love of the Father is given us. We may know that divine intelligence directs our every right movement; and in order rightly to do our part we must see our fellow man as did our Master, and this way is indicated by Mrs. Eddy in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (pp. 476, 477), where she writes: "Jesus beheld in Science the perfect man, who appeared to him where sinning mortal man appears to morals. In this perfect man the Saviour saw God's own likeness, and this correct view of man healed the sick."

Taking No Thought for the Body
September 8, 1934

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