The Divine Incentive

Through the practice of its teachings, a student of Christian Science who had become dissatisfied with his occupation not only found new opportunity, but gained a brighter outlook on human conditions in general. He was led to contrast his daily work, which at that time seemed unpromising and dull, with his service as an usher in the Christian Science branch church of which he was a member. The ushering, he noted, always inspired him. He saw that this was so because he regarded it in its true light as a righteous activity. Consequently, he put into this activity, or, more accurately, found in it, such qualities as reliance on God, willingness to do God's work, and gratitude for the privilege of service which it afforded.

"Why not," he then asked himself, "regard my daily employment in its true light—as divine service? Why not realize that God is the source of all divine service, and that it has only a righteous, healing function?"

December 1, 1945

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