SPIRITUAL SERVICE

Perhaps no word more fully convoys the animus of the Christ in its practical application and living than "service." Defined, it is expressed as labor for others, as that which promotes interest and happiness, as unselfish devotion, and, especially in the light of Christian Science, as spiritual obedience and love. Fulfilling his mission as the divine Way-shower, as Love's highest representative in human experience, Christ Jesus presented the supreme example of spiritual obedience or service.

Speaking to his disciples at a moment when there was contention among them as to who should be greatest, the Master reminded them (Luke 22:27), "I am among you as he that serveth." He demonstrated that obedience to the divine will is the essence of man as the manifestation of God because, as Christian Science teaches, the true function of man as Mind's idea is to serve, to show forth, and to fulfill Mind's purpose. Spiritual service is the actual exemplification and manifestation of our true selfhood as the sons or ideas of God.

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TRUTH TRIUMPHS
May 2, 1953
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