When men awaken to the magnitude of life, they find themselves one with all great ideals and purposes which proclaim universal salvation. Identifying themselves with all that intelligently and righteously labors for equality and freedom among men, they see their own lives in proportion to the whole. They grasp something of these words of Mary Baker Eddy on page 100 of "Miscellaneous Writings": "Love's labors are not lost. The five personal senses, that grasp neither the meaning nor the magnitude of self-abnegation, may lose sight thereof; but Science voices unselfish love, unfolds infinite good, leads on irresistible forces, and will finally show the fruits of Love." No one who has not been willing to forsake what has been called "the long littleness of life," the multitudinous selfishnesses and cowardices, the dishonesties and recriminations of mortal selfhood, has glimpsed in "the magnitude of self-abnegation" the boundless magnitude of man, who is the likeness of God.

Today in the world's universal and stupendous need, men are called upon to think and act not in littleness, but in the greatness of service; not in terms of mine but of ours; not in mere self-preservation and self-advantage, but in awareness of Jesus' assurance, "Whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it."

August 22, 1942

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