As God's Representative

A Comparatively new student of Christian Science whose work required that he obtain much confidential information from the heads of large industrial concerns, and who was obliged to establish full confidence in himself and his own business house for this purpose, went one day to see the head of an organization with which neither he nor his company had previously dealt. It had been necessary to arrange for the interview by telegraph, and there had not been the usual opportunity to explain in detail the purpose of the visit, and to show that the needful confidence was justified.

As the time for the visit approached, the Christian Scientist was tempted to be very uneasy about it. Had he been adequately introduced? Would he and his company carry the necessary prestige with the stranger whom he was to meet? Would he be given the desired information?

He was prompted to work on the situation in Christian Science, and the reasoning which unfolded to him was about as follows: If he had come on this journey as a representative of any one of a number of human persons or institutions that he could think of, the head of some national government, for example, or some large customer of the company he was to call on, there would be no question in his thought about the quality of his reception. But in actual fact his position was better than any such circumstance alone could have made it. If he would only clear his thought of false notions of what he was doing, he could properly claim that he was there as God's representative. He was there to express the infinite divine Principle, Love, whose nature it was to bless the one on whom he was to call, as well as himself. And because of the oneness of his true selfhood with this Principle, it was natural for him to express it, and express it without measure.

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May 2, 1942

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