Everywhere today there is a call for action. Shortly following the catastrophe of Pearl Harbor an imploring appeal of a reporter was heard over the air from the South Pacific, crying, "What we need is action, action, and more action, and right now!" This same great need for action exists today on the farm, in business, governments, and international affairs. But just what kind of action will meet the world's great needs? Is action that is dependent only on physical motive power or mechanical devices sufficient to meet the tremendous demands of our times? No. According to the evidence of the senses, how little we seem to know of the mighty possibilities of the motive power that makes for real activity and performance. Yet there is certainly need for the right action of thought, that there may be increased power of co-ordination, co-operation, and execution.

Through Christian Science it is learned that all real action springs from God, and since God is Love, the governing nature, impulse, and impetus of all real movement of Mind is love. With what wondrous harmony and power these activities of Spirit function, radiating throughout all space with revelation, divine intelligence, and infinite good. The opening chapter of the Bible proclaims this movement of Spirit thus (Gen. 1:2): "The Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters;" and then is related the silent, sacred action of Spirit unfolding all creation in the splendor of divine light and in the beauty of holiness. Ceaseless are the motivations of immortal Life, ever operating is the animating Truth, and ever flowing are the flood tides of Love throughout the infinite cycles of Mind. In the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, we read (p. 240): "Mind is perpetual motion. Its symbol is the sphere. The rotations and revolutions of the universe of Mind go on eternally." Noiseless, unlabored, restful, joyous, are these mighty movements of Spirit, these timeless rotations of immortality, which are unrestricted by the limits of the finite mind.

But of what avail to the human race are these heavenly rotations and revolutions of Mind? Can they be utilized and demonstrated in human experience? Yes. During the Messianic era, when the light of the world blazed forth as never before and the divine origin of man was established, and when the world, the flesh, and the devil were overcome through the activities of the Christ, as demonstrated in the mighty works of Christ Jesus, all this was the expression of the rotations and revolutions of Mind-action in the realm of human existence. Indeed, Christianity and salvation, redemption and transformation, are revolving with perpetual motion in the orbits of the Christ-consciousness and finding expression in the activities that promote the welfare of humanity.

Enjoy 1 free Sentinel article or audio program each month, including content from 1898 to today.

September 15, 1951

We'd love to hear from you!

Easily submit your testimonies, articles, and poems online.