One of the vexing and persistent problems of human experience is pithily stated as "a square peg in a round hole." Those who have had experience with questions of personnel in industry, schools, or social work, or questions of family relationships, are quite aware of the irritations, and worse, which seem to arise when one does not have a right sense of employment.

We understand in Christian Science that God's work is the creative activity of Mind expressed in divine ideas. Scientifically interpreted, the first chapter of Genesis reveals a creation of divine ideas, with man as God's image and likeness. "Man is the expression of God's being," writes Mary Baker Eddy on page 470 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures."

God reveals Himself through the ceaseless flow of right ideas from divine consciousness. Man's business, then, his only employment in Science, is to reflect divine Mind. To gain the scientific concept of right employment, one must first learn that his real identity in Science as the image of infinite Mind is in perfect relationship with every right idea. One must learn also that in the infinite perfection of Mind and Mind's creation there is not now, nor could there ever have been, any wandering or aimless idea. Nor can there be an idea apart from or beyond the infinity of Mind.

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