The requirements of everyday living make great demands upon one's time, one's energy, one's resources. There are, however, demands of the Spirit which if followed make it easier for us to meet the daily human demands.

As related in Exodus, God gave to Moses the Ten Commandments which the children of Israel were to obey. At one time, when Jesus was asked by a lawyer which was the greatest commandment, he answered (Matt. 22:37-39): "Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself." It is clear that obedience to these two commandments fulfills the requirements of the Ten Commandments.

Our Leader, Mary Baker Eddy, in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" asks the question (p. 467), "What are the demands of the Science of Soul?" and she answers in part: "The first demand of this Science is, 'Thou shalt have no other gods before me.' This me is Spirit. Therefore the command means this: Thou shalt have no intelligence, no life, no substance, no truth, no love, but that which is spiritual. The second is like unto it, 'Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.' It should be thoroughly understood that all men have one Mind, one God and Father, one Life, Truth, and Love."

November 13, 1954

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