Readjustments in Ways of Living

No longer is there lack of unity among the people of the democracies. All are forging ahead to produce as quickly as possible the equipment needed to win a victory over the aggressive nations, and thereby safeguard the institutions and the way of living which make existence worth while. But in the swift transition from a peace economy to a war economy, factory employees are being displaced, manufacturers are occasionally overlooked when contracts are awarded, and business men have their trade interrupted.

Fortunately, the Christian Scientist is prepared to meet such threats to his usefulness and security. Having accepted Mary Baker Eddy's definition of Deity as Mind and Principle, and John's proclamation, "God is love," he realizes that no good thing is withheld from those who walk uprightly. A beneficent Father cannot do less than know and meet every legitimate need His children can experience. The doors of opportunity are opening rather than closing.

No doubt it is the divine purpose that man shall be active. In fact, he cannot be otherwise. Christian Science enables one to know that he has a right to work, a right to be in business, a right to be of service in the community. Really one cannot be idle, cannot be jostled out of business, cannot be deprived of participation in worthy enterprises, for man is the expression of that Mind and Life which is in ceaseless operation.

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May 9, 1942

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