Have a Happy Holiday!

Dictionaries inform us that a holiday was originally what the term indicates—a holy day, a period of rest from labor, in which one might devote his thought and energies to religious worship. Gradually, however, the term came to signify a day set apart for rest, diversion, or amusement. But how often do mortals miss the true rest and refreshment which should characterize a wisely spent holiday! Occasionally one hears a person on vacation remark that he is eager to return to his accustomed labors in order to get some rest. Such a statement betrays a sad misuse of that human commodity which is more precious than gold—time; and one is reminded of a wise statement by the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, Mary Baker Eddy (The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany, p. 166): "If all our years were holidays, sport would be more irksome than work."

In many countries of the northern latitude. June ushers in the months of vacation for school children, as well as holidays for their elders. Would that all, young people and those not so young, might take with them some understanding of Christian Science, and thus bring to their recreation a sense of true holy-days! Certainly holiness cannot be divorced from harmony and happiness; therefore a scientific holiday should prove a happy day and a harmonious one. In this connection, may some counsel be given to the young people about to set off on a holiday?

Wise Crows
June 22, 1946

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