Golden Hours

The universal nature of supply may be regarded as being symbolized by the twenty-four hours of each day. These golden hours are shared by one and all alike. No one has an hour more or an hour less than his neighbor; and no one is deprived of a single one of them. Here someone may ask, "But how does this symbolize supply?" We answer, Divine Mind is continually giving to man its spiritual ideas. If, then, we are alert and obedient, we shall use these ideas, treasuring them as precious gifts from God.

We should greet the early morning hours joyously, and value them for the opportunity they hold for the study of the Bible and the writings of the beloved Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, Mary Baker Eddy, thus giving to God the "firstfruits" of the day. Students of Christian Science, the world over, have learned the inestimable value of making this a daily habit. These early moments, if used to the full, before material demands and cares crowd in upon us, aid us to store up strength, courage, peace, and poise for the day. Then we are well prepared to fill the later morning hours with happy activity in the home, the school, the office, or wherever our duties take us. The inspiration gained through this study in the early hours is greatly needed to help heal the world's unrest, and to prove the practicality of our religion. Christian Science teaches the all-power and all-presence of God, and the dominion over every condition or circumstance which is possible through the recognition of man's heritage as the reflection or image of the all-knowing Mind.

At midday, we may well use a brief respite from duty for refreshment in quiet meditation, wherever we find ourselves; maybe in a Christian Science Reading Room. The latter is truly a sanctuary, an oasis of peace and calm, lovingly provided for us in obedience to our Leader's farseeing thoughtfulness in recognizing the needs of mankind. (See Church Manual, Article XXI.)

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May 6, 1939

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