There Is Work for All

In these days, as perhaps never before, there is a constant effort on the part of large numbers of human beings to find work. For several generations the problem of unemployment has been one of increasing perplexity, and today, far from being solved, it has become a matter of great governmental concern. Various causes for this condition have been advanced, and widely differing remedial plans advocated, but it is certain that no plan can be of lasting value as long as both cause and remedy are considered only from a material viewpoint.

Every individual who is able to work has a right to be, and should be, at work. But most people make the mistake of considering work primarily as a material means to a material end. The Apostle Paul, however, states, "Whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God." The practicality of this statement is proved in Christian Science. It is safe to say that had Christendom as a whole carried out Paul's injunction in all lines of business, there would today be no need for dole systems or relief agencies in Christian nations.

Every individual should gain the realization that all right activity results from and is dependent on right thinking, and should learn to demonstrate this truth. Such demonstration is based on the understanding that God is the one infinite divine Mind, and that this Mind and its ideas constitute the only real substance. Matter is not substance; this fact has been admitted by noted physicists in the last few years. Mary Baker Eddy, however, discovered the allness of God and the nothingness of matter over sixty years ago, and gave her discovery to the world in her textbook of Christian Science, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures." She discovered that what the senses cognize as material things can do no more than counterfeit spiritual realities; and that in order to demonstrate the power of God to supply human needs, these counterfeits must be exchanged in consciousness for divine ideas. On page 269 of Science and Health she makes this statement: "Metaphysics resolves things into thoughts, and exchanges the objects of sense for the ideas of Soul." When the individual who is confronted with obstacles and limitations in his endeavor to secure rightful employment learns how to exchange his material concept of work for the true spiritual concept, then he finds that the obstacles and limitations were only impositions of a false material sense; therefore wholly illusory. Thus does he realize the great truth that God's law is an ever-operative law, maintaining limitless bounty.

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Sincerity and Success
September 14, 1935

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