Working in God's Service

In civilized countries throughout the world the problem of unemployment continues to engage the earnest attention of those who occupy positions of authority. Multitudes of unemployed and underfed men and women are appealing ceaselessly, not for charity, but for an opportunity to earn enough to secure even bare necessities. Many are the schemes which have been tried, but with little or no result, the reason being that for the most part they have set out to deal with effects, not having discovered the cause of the trouble.

In the teaching of Christian Science is to be found the unfailing and permanent remedy for unemployment. In the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, the true relationship between God and man is revealed. Herein we are taught that God is the divine Principle of all true existence, the one Mind, in which man lives, and moves, and has his being. It is not possible to believe that man, as the spiritual child of God, could lack anything. The facts are quite otherwise, for he is given dominion over all the earth; and that man, reflecting God's dominion, should suffer lack, in any sense of the word, certainly is incongruous. Actually, it is not true.

Christian Science has given to the world the correct interpretation of the word "work." To mortal sense, work all too frequently suggests toil and drudgery. Human thought associates it with the Adam-man's condemnation to "till the ground." How far removed are such theories from the truth! Work which is the outcome of the heart's desire is always a labor of love and, in its true sense, means the joyous reflection of divine activity, which is the eternal destiny of the real, the spiritual, man as the son of God.

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"Honour the Son"
June 20, 1936

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