The Father's Business

[Original article in French]

A HUMBLE desire to be about the Father's business helps the one who is trying to discern the mental treasures which are at his disposal. Engrossed in the accumulation of material riches, the love of which is a source of anxiety, mankind often disregards its spiritual possessions. Willfully or ignorantly, it neglects "the things of the Spirit," which alone have true and lasting value, as Christian Science clearly shows.

Periods of trouble and insecurity seem continually to interfere with the infallible government of God. Personal interest, pride of power, unbridled ambition sow confusion in the business world, and financial and political crises loom, often accompanied by bankruptcies and unemployment. These various ills, indicative of the activity of a so-called power opposed to God, who is omnipotence, plunge the unguarded thought into anxiety and mental confusion, the blinding effects of which conceal the unlimited opportunities of spiritual man.

No matter what the urgent requirements of existence may be, one needs above all else right ideas. How can a right idea provide the hungry with their daily bread, and a home for those who need one? How can it give work to the unemployed? Christian Science teaches us that God's ideas are always at hand, always accessible. Correcting erroneous mortal concepts of toil, of fatigue, of periods of inactivity and depression, they provide all necessary things, and bring harmony to the affairs of him who has gained the right idea of work and business.

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October 26, 1940

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