In human experience it is generally recognized that the success of any business is dependent on the activity of the individuals who take part in it. The employer alone does not constitute the business; neither do the employees or the customers. The success of the business is due to the co-operation of all those who are associated with it; and true co-operation is a quality of divine Mind.

In Christian Science we find that divine Principle is the source of all right activity. There is one real employer, divine Mind, and one real employee, spiritual man, including all of Mind's ideas. In its spiritual aspect every right business enterprise is but the expression of divine Principle, fulfilling a divine purpose, and it is always the manifestation of the activities of one or more of God's ideas.

When describing the requirements of the individual in practicing spiritual healing successfully, our Leader, Mary Baker Eddy, writes in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 462): "whoever would demonstrate the healing of Christian Science must abide strictly by its rules, heed every statement, and advance from the rudiments laid down. There is nothing difficult nor toilsome in this task, when the way is pointed out; but self-denial, sincerity, Christianity, and persistence alone win the prize, as they usually do in every department of life." Any business man or woman, be he a beginner or an experienced worker, will find his progress greatly enhanced and enriched through strict obedience to the rules of Christian Science and daily practice of the qualities which constitute true manhood.

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January 26, 1952

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