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THE JOY OF SERVICE
"What, in all your lifetime, has caused you the greatest satisfaction?" an old Chinese philosopher was once asked.
"A child that went down the road singing, after asking me the way," he replied.
Nothing in all the world is of greater satisfaction than unselfish service. Many years ago Christ Jesus taught us the lesson of service. Master, his disciples called him; and Master, indeed, he was. Yet on the evening before the crucifixion, as they were gathered together for what we have since called "the last supper," it was he who wrapped a towel around his waist and, taking a basin of water, washed the disciples' feet. Gently, wisely, lovingly, he asked (John 13:12), "Know ye what I have done to you?" And then he explained (verses 13–15): "Ye call me Master and Lord: and ye say well; for so I am. If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another's feet. For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you." No better lesson could he have given them; no greater sermon could he have preached. He, their Lord and Master, he whom they loved and respected above anyone else on earth, instead of being served, lovingly and graciously served them.
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ONE'S OWN DOORSTEP
ELLA H. HAY
CHILD OF GOD
Grace B. Millings
RUTH GAZZAM HAIGHT
THE JOY OF SERVICE
JEANNE ROE PRICE
BUSINESS BUILDING WITH CHRISTIAN SCIENCE
ROBERT JOHN ROBERTS
"A STAFF UPON WHICH TO LEAN"
MILDRED JASMINE JORDAN
THE FOG HAS LIFTED
KATHERINE TRIPP JENSEN
BY JACOB'S WELL
Pearl Strachan Hurd
THE GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY OF THE SENTINEL
John Randall Dunn
UNDER GOD'S GOVERNMENT
Robert Ellis Key
"THOU WILT LIGHT MY CANDLE"
Dorothy M. Kiddoo
How very grateful I am to God,...
Christian Science came to me in...
Edna Beardsley Rogers
I am grateful to God for Christian Science...
One afternoon a few years ago...
Donald I. MacDonald
"He that handleth a matter...
Helen Zabel with contributions from George Zabel
With a sincere desire to bring...
Reginald John Munoz
"The Lord hath appeared of old...
Mary A. Jamison
It is time I brought some tithes. . .
Richard Claude Haw
Signs of the Times
with contributions from William Wood, H. Hard Hyslop, Thomas R. Humphrey, Victor Fiddes, Charles A. Wells, Ray Charles Jarman, Archdeacon E. A. North Ash