"Onward, Christian soldiers"

Happy , indeed, may every conscientious student of Christian Science be that he is a part of that mighty army consecrated to freeing the world from the hosts of evil, from sin, sickness, and death. Every soldier in this army has the opportunity and duty of helping to put to rout these enslaving forces. Recognizing his responsibility he turns mentally on awaking each morning to his Commander-in-chief, omnipotent Mind, and asks in his own individual way: "Father, what are the orders for today? What wilt Thou have me do?"

From his daily study of the Bible and the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, he receives his standing orders. Nowhere, perhaps, are they more clearly stated than in these words (ibid., p. 37): "Hear these imperative commands: 'Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect!' 'Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature!' 'Heal the sick!'"

Did ever military commander issue orders more compelling, and withal more productive of joy? While it is proverbial that a good soldier obeys orders, it is well for every soldier to ask himself frequently, Am I being not only a good soldier, but the best I know how to be?

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"The song of Christian Science"
July 29, 1944

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