According to the human senses, a career may have a variety of aspects. One dictionary defines it as the "course of a person's life, esp. in some particular pursuit." Christian Science shows one's true career to be his way of life, his living in accord with the truth of being revealed through the inspired writings of Mary Baker Eddy, the revered Leader of Christian Science and author of its textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures." One's career has thus a divine destiny, that of representing the Christ-idea.

Comparing what Jesus endured in order to demonstrate that "the glory of human life is in overcoming sickness, sin, and death," as Mrs. Eddy says in "No and Yes" (p. 33) with the suffering which must come to one who refuses to emulate the Master, our Leader writes on the following page, "Physical torture affords but a slight illustration of the pangs which come to one upon whom the world of sense falls with its leaden weight in the endeavor to crush out of a career its divine destiny." If one will spiritualize his concept of his career, instead of considering it as material, he will find that it has a divine destiny that the hypnotic suggestions of failure, inability, lack of opportunity, persecution, and fear cannot crush out.

Jesus said (John 14:10), "The Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works." And his keen consciousness of the divine destiny in his career is evidenced in his further statement (John 18:37), "To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth." The spiritual idea, or Christ, functioning in human consciousness, is capable, strong, free, discerning, satisfying, and complete. The material sense, with its duality, timidity, fear of failure, and mortal weakness, is but a myth, a ghost.

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November 17, 1951

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