Workers Wanted

In the all too brief Scriptural record of Christ Jesus' life and works there stands out with cameo-cut clearness the characteristic of consistent unselfish service to others. He taught men that God is the one universal Father, who lovingly provides for and protects His children; and he supported his teaching by impressive demonstrations of the power of good over evil, of Life over death. Jesus glorified God by healing the sick, by bringing cheer to the heavyladen and release through reform to the sin-bound, and by disproving the supposed power of hate and death. Matthew states in the ninth chapter of his Gospel that when Christ Jesus saw the multitudes as sheep without a shepherd his compassion was stirred, and he said to the disciples, "The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few; pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest."

Because the Master's teachings have not been sufficiently comprehended and complied with, men today are "scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd." The world is in sore need of the true and tender shepherding of the Christ, and Christian Science has been sent of God to meet this great need. The harvest is plenteous, ripe for garnering, and awaits the sharp sickle of Christianly scientific demonstration. Nothing other than God's power and law will avail to separate the chaff from the wheat by showing the impotence, the nothingness, of evil—sin, sickness, and death—and by proving the power and immutability of good—health, purity, peace, perfection, and life eternal. The work is great and glorious, and its scope is world-wide, but more laborers of the more excellent sort are much needed.

We who have experienced the blessed joy of being healed of sin and sickness through Christian Science and have studied "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" and Mrs. Eddy's other writings sufficiently to learn that divine Science is the Comforter promised by Christ Jesus, should naturally desire to share with others this wonderful treasure. In our early eagerness and zeal we may talk overmuch and unwisely, and perhaps receive surprising rebuffs until we learn that, as Science and Health states (p. 201), "The best sermon ever preached is Truth practised and demonstrated by the destruction of sin, sickness, and death." We must not lose sight of the fact that the Christian Science movement had its inception in the healing work, and has prospered and spread because its adherents have heeded the unrevoked and undivided command of the Master to preach the gospel and heal the sick.

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From the Directors
February 23, 1935

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