What Concerns Us?

The waking thought of every individual may well be, What most concerns me today? Is my first concern as a Christian Scientist to increase in spiritual understanding, mental poise, and loving-kindness? Paul wrote to the Corinthians, "Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant." Why should anyone remain ignorant, and therefore deprived of that which brings heaven to earth? Through the incomparable gift of Christian Science, eyes that were closed are opened to the joy of expressing lovable qualities, integrity, health, joyfulness.

In her Message to The Mother Church for 1902 (p. 9) Mrs. Eddy says, "Let the world, popularity, pride, and ease concern you less, and love thou." Again and again, then, it is wise for us as Christian Scientists to reiterate the vital question, What is our first concern today? Are we ceasing to be concerned with self-love because our chief concern is to reflect universal Love? By finding the secret of spiritual satisfaction for ourselves, are we bringing comfort to dissatisfied wayfarers? Are we holding fast to the true and letting go the false? Are we "holding faith, and a good conscience; which some having put away concerning faith have made shipwreck"?

Item of Interest
Item of Interest
January 18, 1936

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