TAKING THE RIGHT CUE

Readers of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy are familiar with the true anecdote of the noted old actor which our Leader relates (p. 261). This man was so lame that he was forced to limp to the theater every day and to sit backstage, nursing his infirmities until his cue was spoken. At this point he would rise with alacrity, oblivious of all physical ailment, and perform his part, walking as well as anyone in the company. He had turned thought away from the body and its demand for attention and was engrossed in something more interesting to him than his mortal self—in this case, his role for that performance.

Are not many of us engaged in something far transcending our human selves—in the spiritual roles to be played in our daily lives? Mrs. Eddy says in Science and Health (p. 261), "The effect of mortal mind on health and happiness is seen in this: If one turns away from the body with such absorbed interest as to forget it, the body experiences no pain." Like the old actor, all of us have our cues to listen for and to act upon every day.

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