Gratitude Requires Action

"Gratitude is much more than a verbal expression of thanks. Action expresses more gratitude than speech." In this statement found on page 3 of Science and Health, Mrs. Eddy, with characteristic forthrightness, goes directly to the point in putting one's expression of gratitude to the test.

A simple "Thank you" when one acknowledges the kindness of another certainly adds a touch of grace to a friendly relationship. But how much more substantially one's gratitude is shown when he himself extends a similar kindness to another!

A Christian Scientist often expresses audibly—and much more often silently—his gratitude for the gradual and orderly unfoldment of Christianity up to the present moment. In fact, gratitude becomes habitual with one who finds the evidence day by day of man's unity with God which the God which the Science of Christianity reveals and enables one to demonstrate.

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Effective Teachers' Meetings
November 21, 1964

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