OUR DUTY TO MANKIND

In Section 6 of Article VIII, entitled "Alertness to Duty," in the Manual of The Mother Church, Mary Baker Eddy writes, "It shall be the duty of every member of this Church to defend himself daily against aggressive mental suggestion, and not be made to forget nor to neglect his duty to God, to his Leader, and to mankind."

To fulfill one's duty to God, it is necessary to be constantly watchful that we do not worship or fear other gods, or powers, such as lack, disease, sin, or hatred. To entertain a sense of fear even momentarily is to accept a belief that there can be a power apart from God, good. Consequently to love God supremely and joyfully do His will is one way to fulfill each day our duty to our Father. Our duty to our Leader, Mrs. Eddy, is to follow her teachings according to our highest understanding and to acknowledge with grateful heart her rightful place as Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science.

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