It would seem sometimes in the speed and stress of modern living that there is no end to the demands upon our time and attention. But one need not be deceived by pressure of various sorts Christian Science offers a sure and effective antidote to a hurried, harassed, or frustrated sense of human existence in the simple understanding and practical application of the spiritual status of man and his relation to God.

Humanly speaking, one may rightfully demand what is his own or his due, when it is denied him, or he may wrongfully demand that to which he has no claim whatsoever. From a spiritual standpoint, the individual may demand only that which is right for him to have, and his desires, aspirations, and prayers are fulfilled to the extent that he meets the divine demand, as expressed in the Ten Commandments. Through obedience to these Commandments anyone can experience a rewarding freedom from fear and from the domination or unjust demands of others.

The prophet Micah drew a true picture of correct conduct and righteous living when he declared (6:8), "He [God] hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?"

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