Unlabored Action

It is typical of human beings to wear themselves out when they work physically, and even more so when they work mentally. They become tense, and this adds unnecessary strain to their labor. But straining is not an intelligent way to attain a right objective, and Christian Science shows how any tension can be avoided. This Science reveals God as the source of all real action and man as the spontaneous embodiment of that action. When thought starts with God, action must be unlabored, for it operates through intelligence.

Mary Baker Eddy explains in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 262), "Starting from a higher standpoint, one rises spontaneously, even as light emits light without effort." This spontaneous rising should characterize all metaphysical work, or prayer.

The Christian Scientist's Stand
July 31, 1965

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