"My yoke is easy"

A man who had been unemployed for about two years asked a Christian Scientist to help him solve his problem. In relating his unhappy experiences, he used the word "difficult" or words similar in meaning, many times. It was pointed out that we must remind ourselves often of the great truth expressed by Christ Jesus when he said, "Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light."

It was explained to the seeker that God is ever active, and that man, His image and likeness, naturally reflects the ceaseless, harmonious activity of Mind, Love, and Life. It was also explained that as we apply this truth, we are led to our right work and to opportunities to be of service to our fellow men. The man was encouraged to declare the truth in connection with the problem, and to know that he could find opportunities for service as he applied Christian Science to the solution of the financial situation. Obedience brought its reward. Within forty-eight hours he was satisfactorily employed.

It would be well for every student of Christian Science to remember that the yoke of Christ, Truth, is easy for those who are willing to be obedient to the laws of God. On page 462 of her textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, writes, "There is nothing difficult nor toilsome in this task, when the way is pointed out; but self-denial, sincerity, Christianity, and persistence alone win the prize, as they usually do in every department of life." Of course, it follows in divine logic that the way is easy only for those who are obedient to the rules of divine Principle. The way seems hard, toilsome, and difficult only to modes of material thinking. Let us strive to understand the law of God and to be obedient thereto; so shall we find our path made easy.

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"In the morning"
June 14, 1941

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