The Law of Right Activity

[Written Especially for Young People]

In seeking employment, an individual is often faced with human regulations which seem to keep him from the activity in which he thinks it would be right for him to participate. He may be accounted either too young or too old; he has not had the proper training or enough experience; he is not affiliated with the right political party or labor organization; he is not of the desired race or religious faith! Such obstacles should not appall the student of Christian Science, who knows that the real man is ever governed by the law of God. He lifts his thought above human arguments or suggestions to the acknowledgment that all true activity reflects the divine Mind. Man is active because his creator is forever active. Jesus set forth this divine fact when he said, "My Father worketh hitherto, and I work." He claimed no life or activity separate from God.

The student of Christian Science relies upon divine Principle to direct him in the right way. He is thereby inspired to render true service, and is protected from those material beliefs which would deter his progress. Mary Baker Eddy has written on page 187 of the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures": "The divine Mind includes all action and volition, and man in Science is governed by this Mind." Hence, the supreme law, superseding all man-made laws, and governing man, is the law of Mind, irrevocable, immutable, the law which directs and controls all right activity.

When seeking to become established in business, young people are often confronted with the general demand for experience. Employers often seek experienced workers in order to avoid the responsibility of training youth. Human experience in some trades or professions is a valuable asset; but honesty, loyalty, tolerance, kindness, justice, punctuality, and obedience—these are essentials to true success. Without these qualities, human experience would be lacking in enduring value. Many employers are beginning to see the importance of putting these spiritual qualities first in the selection of employees.

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September 21, 1940

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