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Under the marginal topic "Our footsteps heavenward," Mary Baker Eddy writes in the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 426): "The discoverer of Christian Science finds the path less difficult when she has the high goal always before her thoughts, than when she counts her footsteps in endeavoring to reach it. When the destination is desirable, expectation speeds our progress."

What is the high goal to be kept foremost in our thoughts? Truly it is the establishment of God's kingdom in the heart of mankind—the full understanding of the Father-Mother God and the brotherhood of man, the demonstration of eternal Life. This high goal is clearly held before our view in our association meetings. Attending these meetings each year, in accordance with Mrs. Eddy's directions in the Manual of The Mother Church (see Art. XXVI, Sect. 6), students of Christian Science receive a clearer, fuller vision of "the high goal" and go forth to find during the ensuing months "the path less difficult."

Putting First Things First
April 25, 1942

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