True Sustenance

To many of those who are engaged upon war work of one kind or another, whether they be sailors, soldiers, airmen, or civilians. may come the suggestion of weariness, boredom, and fatigue. It would appear to them that they are denied in some measure the conditions required to maintain health, strength, and rest; so they feel that they must look elsewhere for help.

The answer to that cry for help and for some power outside themselves to sustain them is found in Christ Jesus' words, "Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." In our realization and appropriation of the fact that the true or immortal selfhood of each one is to be found here and now in the Christ, the true idea of God, inseparable from God, all of us can find refreshment and rest.

Love for God and man constitutes the greatest service that anyone can give, and because this selfless service partakes of the nature of divine Love, it can never weary or bore him who gives it, whatever the human circumstances may be. Throughout the centuries great philanthropists, such as Florence Nightingale, and many others, have found in selfless service a source of strength and encouragement. It is the privilege and duty of Christian Scientists, who set love for God and man as their highest aim, to know each day that all who are relying on God, who are engaged in God's service, thereby defending the Christian way of living, have an unfailing source of good to call upon for strength and refreshment.

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Let Us Rejoice!
November 21, 1942

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