Christian Science makes the gaining of a larger thought of God possible through the light which it sheds on the Bible. One may turn to Christian Science primarily for healing, but coupled with that turning is almost invariably a spiritual hunger for an understanding of God. Faithfulness in the utilization of our understanding of Truth, as learned through the study of the Bible and the writings of Mary Baker Eddy, solves our problems and promotes a constantly widening circle of application.

As a prism held in a ray of sunlight brings forth many colors, so a single sentence from "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mrs. Eddy may serve to unfold a "larger thought of God" and so work out many diverse problems. In her Message to The Mother Church for 1901 Mrs. Eddy states (p.12), "It only needs the prism of divine Science, which scholastic theology has obscured, to divide the rays of Truth, and bring out the entire hues of God."

When anxious and burdened with many exacting household tasks, the writer studied the following truth (Science and Health, pp. 519, 520): "The highest and sweetest rest, even from a human standpoint, is in holy work." Then she asked herself whether holy work was confined to church activities. After prayerful consideration she saw that since thought shapes experience, it must follow that a humble acknowledgment and application of the truth contained in Jesus' statements (John 5:30), "I can of mine own self do nothing," and (John 14:10), "The Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works," would bring God's omnipotence to bear on whatever duties were ours to perform, and so "make our common, daily life divine." Through this larger understanding of holy work her confused and burdened sense vanished and she accomplished all her tasks with lighter heart and feet.

February 27, 1954

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