When we think of a career, we think of those events which made the individual great and successful. We think of it in terms of talent, opportunity, or education. Without the guidance of Christian Science one is at the beck and call of so-called mortal mind and success is speculative. Christian Science reveals man's career to be dependent upon spiritual qualities and spiritual understanding.

Christ Jesus was the most successful man who ever trod the earth. Yet he possessed few material advantages. He never sought wealth, fame, or social prestige; in fact, he avoided them. His career was not in mortal mind, but in the unfoldment of God's purpose for man. He said (Matt. 6:33), "Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you."

The true career is seen in a knowledge of God. When we study the career of any celebrated character, we naturally think of it in terms of accomplishment. Certain individuals stand out head and shoulders above their fellows. Such a one was Abraham Lincoln. Although Lincoln was not bound by theological dogmas of his time, he was an instrument in the hands of God in his mission to preserve the unity of the nation and abolish slavery. He turned to God as the Principle that controls events.

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February 13, 1954

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