Business Is Good

Business , regarded from the human standpoint, is one's particular occupation or employment. How often one hears the question, "How is business?" And it is always encouraging to be told that business is good.

In the first chapter of Genesis we learn that God made the universe, including man, and that "it was very good." We also learn that man was created in the image and likeness of God. Thus, in Christian Science, God is understood to be self-existent, all-embracing good; and man reflects God, or good, in every detail of his being. Now, God blessed man and gave him dominion, saying, "Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it." This command indicates joyous activity, unlimited freedom, and the enjoyment of all that is good. The fruitful ideas of Mind, God, are forever unfolding, manifesting harmony, beauty, activity, purity, and life unconfined.

These ideas, when accepted and utilized, are seen, by those who have eyes to see, in unfoldment, order, activity, progress, well-being, dominion. Eyes are "spiritual discernment,—not material but mental," as defined by Mary Baker Eddy on page 586 of her textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures." When one first glimpses the fact, which Mrs. Eddy has brought to the world's attention through her writings, that man is the reflection of God, good, his whole outlook on life begins to be transformed. He sees things as they really are, and also sees that he possesses nothing, and can do nothing, except as he reflects the spiritual and real.

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