Making Christianity Practical

On days when the wind was just right I used to look out of the window of my office and watch sea gulls circling overhead. There was an updraft of air at that point, and the gulls seemed to enjoy flying in it hour after hour without having to flap their wings. But occasionally I would see a single gull flying alone in a straight line his wings flapping in a determined beat. I could follow him across the city until he was out of sight. He was apparently intent on going somewhere.

The Christian of today who sees a definite goal and who dedicates his life to working toward that goal is not diverted in his course by the temptation to soar above earth's problems. His goal is not just Truth in the abstract; it is the demonstration of Truth. He progresses toward that goal not by floating intellectually or emotionally on human belief in the allness and goodness of God but by facing human problems and solving them, thereby proving the allness and goodness of God.

On page 410 of Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy we read. "The Scriptures say, 'Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God,' showing that Truth is the actual life of man; but mankind objects to making this teaching practical."

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Activities for the Armed Services
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