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[Written Especially for Young People]
OUR first thought when viewing an engineering achievement such as the Golden Gate Bridge, the Hudson Tunnels, a giant skyscraper, or a ship of the sea or air, is one of respect for the technical and constructional skill involved. Probably our second thought is an appreciation of the spirited vigor of those who planned and carried out the project. We see such a structure as a monument to character and to achievement.
Students of language tell us that the word "ready" originated from an Anglo-Saxon term, "geraede," meaning "prepared for riding." Throughout human history the man sought for important service has generally been one proved ready by the high test of daily performance. Webster makes it clear that in addition to being equipped by training and experience one truly ready is also "prepared in mind or disposition," being "moved to willingness."
As students and practitioners of Christian Science we have a more truly constructive profession than that of the engineer, a more satisfying opportunity to express proportion and serve human need than that of the architect. Applying the divine Principle of Science, we engage in spiritual building, in manifesting to human consciousness the work which is based upon the Word of God, in revealing the creation of Mind, "the architect that builds its own idea" (Miscellaneous Writings, by Mary Baker Eddy, p. 41). "Thus," as our Leader tells us (Science and Health, p. 428), "we may establish in truth the temple, or body, 'whose builder and maker is God.'"
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Literature Distribution—Constructive Giving
BENJAMIN H. LEIGHTON
EVELYN SYLVESTER KNOWLES
Prayer and Praise
"Mind, the author of all things"
HARRY MURRAY LETHBRIDGE
Three Progressive Steps
MARGARET V. HEYWOOD
WILLIAM EDGAR MORGAN
LORENE H. TROUSDALE
When naming various groups of people who do not use...
J. Latimer Davis, Committee on Publication for the State of Iowa,
It is again necessary that certain inaccurate statements...
Mrs. Ethel R. Parker, former Committee on Publication for Cheshire, England,
In the article "Medicine and Superstition" published in...
Meinrad Schnewlin, Committee on Publication for German-speaking Switzerland,
WINIFRED ERSKINE MC INTYRE
From a letter dated 1893
MARY BAKER EDDY
The Christian Science Board of Directors
Holding Fast to Spiritual Truth
Principle is Love
George Shaw Cook
It is natural to be especially grateful for the first proof...
Glendower M. Niness
I want to go on record as standing squarely behind the...
C. Leigh Stevenson with contributions from Muffie Davis Stevenson
In Isaiah we read, "And a little child shall lead them."
Christian Science came to me in a very dark hour
Annie F. Maxwell
About fifteen years ago, after a physician was unable to...
Martha S. Hyman with contributions from Meyer S. Hyman
BERNHARD H. STENZEL
Signs of the Times
with contributions from G. E. Terry, Barnard R. H. Spaull, Thomas Hastwell, J. Buchanan Bernardin