During an inspirational meeting held in connection with the building of a branch church the thought was brought out that each one should do his part. The writer went home pondering the questions: "What is my part? How shall I know when I have done it? How will others know when they have done theirs?" Knowing that the answers would be found in the Bible and in the writings of Mary Baker Eddy, the writer opened her Bible to the twenty-first chapter of John's Gospel and read the reply that Jesus made when Peter asked what John, the beloved disciple, should do: "If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee? follow thou me." Then she knew what her part was. It was to follow the Master up to her highest understanding and to let her fellow workers do the same.

Jesus told his disciples that if they loved him they would keep his commandments. When the scribe asked Jesus what was the greatest commandment of all, he answered him thus (Mark 12:29-31): "The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord: and thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself." Mrs. Eddy, understanding the import of Jesus' words, writes in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 113), "The vital part, the heart and soul of Christian Science, is Love." So if we would do our part, we must love God supremely, and by doing so we shall better love our neighbor.

July 10, 1954

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