The Price of Progress

In every right endeavor where success of a permanent, progressive nature is hoped for, the desire to succeed and to progress should be actuated and dominated by right motive. As thought advances Spiritward, motives necessarily become more spiritualized.

An illustration of the power of right motive may be given by citing the example of a certain student of Christian Science, a young college girl, who from the entrance year to the close of a four-year course exhibited such continuous, untiring efforts that much concern for her physical welfare was expressed. Remarks such as, "You need more recreation," or, "Why work so hard?" were usually answered with the words, "My parents have sacrificed much for me, and this is the only way at present whereby I feel I can repay and show something of my appreciation." Her persistent, conscientious efforts from day to day gave no evidence of monotony or boredom. To her, work was a genuine pleasure.

God's Likeness Everywhere
May 16, 1936

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