In Christian Science we learn that Life is eternal. We also learn that it is our duty to begin to demonstrate this fact. Recognizing the unchanging and spiritual nature of true existence, Jesus overcame many of the limitations of time. He knew that man's life is derived from God, eternal Mind, and is never subject to mortal measurements. This accounts for the Master's instantaneous healing of the sick and his raising of the dead.

To the individual sitting with folded hands, wearily waiting for his "ship to come in," or hopelessly looking for the moment of disaster or death to overwhelm him, our Leader offers a challenge. She tells us in her book "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 246), "Except for the error of measuring and limiting all that is good and beautiful, man would enjoy more than threescore years and ten and still maintain his vigor, freshness, and promise." She tells us that God measures time not by the ticking of a clock or the movement of worlds, but by the good which unfolds in one's consciousness.

The ringing of an alarm clock in the early morning hours can be regarded in two ways. It can be considered by the student as a call to another weary day of toil, or it can be thought of as a rousing challenge to unlimited opportunities for enjoying and sharing the good which divine Love is constantly pouring forth for all to enjoy.

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