Consecration of Energy

"To understand God is the work of eternity, and demands absolute consecration of thought, energy, and desire," writes Mary Baker Eddy on page 3 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures." The work which men are called upon to do to bring peace and security to the world demands dauntless energy—not the unbridled energy of physical force, bringing with it terror and destruction; not the mere energy of intellectual knowledge, which, though it be a Titan, carries only the few along with it, and often as adherents rather than participants. The energy that is required is the energy of Soul, exercised in all the grandeur and beauty of inexhaustible power. Christianity can do with nothing less than the full range of this consecrated energy, if it is to accomplish what Christ Jesus demanded of his followers in his virile, explicit orders, in the even more impelling persuasiveness of his radiant and dynamic example.

In consecrated energy, tireless, limitless, because its source and inspiration are of God, men will accomplish everything that is demanded of them in the great task of revivifying and restoring the world to sanity and to confidence. In this unconquerable resolution, they will not only preserve their joy and trust in good, however violent and prolonged the assaults of evil, but they will seek in love and patience to arouse the same eager willingness of cooperation in others; to kindle in the careless, the disillusioned, and the cynical a recognition of those boundless spiritual forces which all are called upon to wield on behalf of humanity.

"If with all your heart"
June 22, 1940

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