Spiritual Co-operation Is of God

A Vacation spent in pine-clad mountains overlooking the stillness of a deep blue lake proved to be most inspiring to five friends, to whom the opportunity for rest, relaxation, and spontaneous activity was a welcome and happy one. What stood out about the experience, however, was the spirit of loving oneness which pervaded the atmosphere and animated the group.

The writer had looked forward to the vacation time with eagerness. Joyously she had opened her consciousness to the angel messages that would prepare her thought to enjoy the experience to the fullest extent, and to bless her companions. She wished to be obedient to the wise admonition of Mary Baker Eddy given in "The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany" (p. 210): "Beloved Christian Scientists, keep your minds so filled with Truth and Love, that sin, disease, and death cannot enter them. It is plain that nothing can be added to the mind already full, there is no door through which evil can enter, and no space for evil to fill in a mind filled with goodness. Good thoughts are an impervious armor; clad therewith you are completely shielded from the attacks of error of every sort. And not only yourselves are safe, but all whom your thoughts rest upon are thereby benefited."

The writer in her mental preparation for the forthcoming vacation asked herself, "What is the one thing most needful for maintaining unity?" "Co-operation!" was the angel response. A quiet sense of inner confirmation gave assurance that here was her subject for specific study. A working definition of the subject next unfolded. "Co-operation means working together." From that point on, the inspiration was full-flowing and free.

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