Position and Employment

Much is still heard these days about unemployment; and it is quite generally conceded that there is a seeming lack of opportunity and available positions for many who are out of employment, as well as for young people leaving colleges and schools of vocational training. This situation has aroused the attention of many thinkers who are sincerely striving to solve the problem by human means and methods. But a greater awakening will come as the inability of such methods permanently to solve the question becomes apparent. More generally, then, will people be ready to turn to the divine Mind for a solution of this, as well as other human difficulties.

When Jesus admonished the multitude, "Call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven," he struck straight at the root of all human problems. And Mary Baker Eddy, who discovered the divine Principle on which Jesus' teaching was based, says in her textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 262), "The foundation of mortal discord is a false sense of man's origin." The reason for this is obvious, because "the false sense of man's origin" is a belief in more than one creator. God's being infinite precludes any other creator; and, being Spirit, He could not create anything material. Creation is wholly spiritual, and is as perfect and harmonious as is God Himself. Mrs. Eddy states the teaching of Christian Science on this point where she writes (ibid., pp. 502, 503): "There is but one creator and one creation. This creation consists of the unfolding of spiritual ideas and their identities, which are embraced in the infinite Mind and forever reflected." The children of God, His highest ideas, are forever embraced in infinite Love.

Our Lifework
May 29, 1937

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