LIFE'S MUSIC

"Are we filling the measures of life's music aright, emphasizing its grand strains, swelling the harmony of being with tones whence come glad echoes?" Our beloved Leader, Mary Baker Eddy, asks this thought-provoking question in "Miscellaneous Writings" (p. 116). As we consider this question we may well ask ourselves: "What is 'life's music'? How can we order our experience so that it will be comparable to beautiful music? What relation do elements of music, rhythm, melody, and harmony have to living?"

In working out our answers to these questions we must of course start with God, who is revealed in Christian Science as the Principle of all reality. For beautiful, joyous living we must base our thought and action on the understanding of that Principle which is also Life, Soul, Love, Spirit, Truth, and Mind. Our whole motive and purpose, then, should be to know more about infinite good, which is God, and to express more of good. The endeavor to do this is bound to be filled with joy and praise, for in the words of a well-loved hymn (Christian Science Hymnal, No. 195),

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