According to the teaching of Christian Science, all real activity is the manifestation of divine Mind. Man, the idea of Mind, is unceasingly employed in reflecting God. Christian Science gives the right understanding of God and man, and also of employment, which must be understood spiritually. All the difficulties pertaining to this subject of employment arise from the fact that mortals have not the true spiritual understanding of God. Jesus, who understood and practiced spirituality in human experience, had the true concept of business. At the age of twelve he said, "Wist ye not that I must be about my Father's business?"

Ignorant of the truth taught in the Scriptures, mortals are at mercy of errors which, although they have never been real, result in much unhappiness. Among the most common of these mistaken beliefs are the question of age and the fear that there is not enough work for all, that one is not qualified, that it is necessary to go to another town, and that if one has employment he may lose it.

Christian Science corrects all these mistaken beliefs by revealing the fact that existence is spiritual, and by showing the necessity of declaring the truth about existence instead of mentally holding to mistakes. When one turns to its teachings with the intention of working out a problem scientifically, he has taken the first step towards getting the correct solution. Then he finds that there is no need to go to another place, but that his need is for a better state of consciousness. He will need to leave behind him such thoughts as ingratitude and fear, and gain the understanding of God and His ideas. As the light of Truth begins to dawn, he finds that it is not primarily something of a material nature which he needs, but more spirituality. If thought has been burdened with such elements as resentment at having a problem to meet, fear of not giving satisfaction, or ingratitude for what has been offered, his work is to displace these wrong suggestions with true ideas.

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April 6, 1935

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