"Except the Lord build the...

"Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it" (Ps. 127:1). The Psalmist undoubtedly realized the necessity for divine guidance in human affairs. Every individual may avail himself of this guidance; but the student of Christian Science who honestly studies and practices the truths of the Bible, as revealed through the writings of Mary Baker Eddy, brings it more effectively into his consciousness and thus into his human experience. Although one may at times ignore this spiritual influence, the Father's plan for His beloved child is always operative; and it is comforting to know that this will eventually be realized by everyone.

As a young man I was extremely ambitious to reach the top in whatever project I undertook, and I found that Christian Science gave me an ability to do so. On two or three occasions in different firms I rapidly reached a high executive position, but always at this point, for one reason or another, it was decided that I was not required any longer, and I was asked to resign. At those times I felt a great sense of injustice, for I had put a tremendous amount of effort and thought into my work. Looking back, I realize that I was being taught a lesson, for I needed to exchange a sense of personal pride and achievement for a humble and sincere acknowledgment of what Christian Science was doing for me.

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