The changes which are taking place today startle even the imagination. Spectacular achievements in many lines impel one to ask, "What next?" Without question, men are proving a measure of superiority to much of their environment. Machines and inventions, forces of enormous proportions, breath-taking predictions of things to come, give evidence of material concepts receding before the forward march of scientific thought. Can it be that this points to a lessening of dependence upon matter and material theories? Is there, perhaps, a slight recognition that, when translated by Christian Science, the forces upon which we tread will be seen to belong to and to originate in Spirit? If so, it is possible that we are approaching the time when Spirit and its laws will be seen to be the fundamental facts of being.

What are often referred to as nervous tension and mental pressure are some of the disturbing byproducts of the present struggle for individual and economic supremacy. Increased opportunities and improved facilities for recreation only partially meet the need for relaxation. Human means never provide dependable remedies for human problems, and so the burden of human responsibility continues. Christian Science bids men to consider the spiritual energies, which are always at hand, and it is to these unlabored energies and to the divine Principle which impels and regulates them that an increasing number of men and women are profitably turning their attention.

Many business and professional men and women, educators, and statesmen make it a practice to begin each day's activity with a period of prayer. They are finding that in voluntarily and humbly turning their thought to God they become receptive to divine guidance. Furthermore, they are finding that when their hearts are right toward God, their human activities are on a sound basis. They are proving that whether it be in a telephone conversation, a conference, or in any other activity, God is at hand, guiding their thought and attitude, directing them constructively to the benefit of all concerned.

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June 2, 1956

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