Walking Worthy of Our Vocation

In a letter to the Ephesians, Paul said, "I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called." Paul was well prepared to give this wise counsel. He had learned the necessity of applying an understanding of Truth to human experience. And through overcoming his opposition to the truth he had found the joy of freedom from bondage to so-called material beliefs and practices.

Walking "worthy of the vocation wherewtih ye are called" may be equivalent to applying an understanding of Truth to the experience with which one is confronted. When an understanding of Christian Science is applied to human problems, release from the beliefs of materialism has begun. How true it is that one can so rise above unfavorable conditions and circumstances through spiritual inspiration that one's sense of peace and harmony cannot be ruffled or disturbed by any passing event.

To one who is imbued with spiritual vision, the spiritual becomes the only reality, and no other, so-called presence or power can seem real. On pages 507 and 508 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" Mary Baker Eddy writes: "Creation is ever appearing, and must ever continue to appear from the nature of its inexhaustible source. Mortal sense inverts this appearing and calls ideas material. Thus misinterpreted, the divine idea seems to fall to the level of a human or material belief, called mortal man."

Spiritual Vision
December 12, 1942

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