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The Divine Purpose
The purpose of a broom is to sweep, to keep the house clean. But someone has to wield the broom.
Our purpose in life is to do good, to try to make the world a better place because we have lived in it. And that which really motivates man is the ever-present, ever-active Principle, divine Love. Love is the Mind, the Life, of man and of the infinite universe. But we constantly must be alert in knowing that we are animated by divine Love. Just as laziness could keep a broom from being used for the purpose for which it was made, so selfishness and other false qualities keep one from the true purpose in life, which is doing good.
Sometimes people wonder why they are here, what their purpose in life is. There was one who knew why he was here and what his purpose in life was. This was Christ Jesus, who at the age of twelve years said he must be about his Father's business. He said that God was his Father and that God was Spirit. He truly identified himself as individual spiritual man, God's beloved child. He proved that Love is the divine Principle and that Life is all-harmonious Spirit. He was a true witness.
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The Divine Purpose
ALFRED MARSHALL VAUGHN
Self-discipline and Sharing
MIRIAM BECKHOFF DAMSGAARD
BARBARA BLECH DUNBAR
Who Am I? Where Should I Go?
PIERRE DAVIS PHILLIPS
SPEAK TO ME, LORD
Oma Olna Martin
Are We Problem Parents?
MATTIE PERRY TURNER
Lip Service—or Fervent Petition?
KATHERINE ANNE LYDER STOFFEL
"His rest shall be glorious"
Alan A. Aylwin
William Milford Correll
I am very grateful for Christian Science
Armintha M. Barnes
The healing I am about to relate has brought me beautiful spiritual...
Delia Dora Delfino
I have depended upon Christian Science for healing for many...
Marjorie S. Willcox with contributions from Nicholas R. Leaycraft
When I became seriously ill with a nervous breakdown about...
Martha Ann Larsen
RADIO PROGRAM NO. 355 - How Can You Say Life Is Wonderful?
Leslie Range with contributions from Philip Metcalf
Signs of the Times
Sir Arthur Lewis