Freedom from Fatigue

There is a story that a young man passing by a farmyard noticed an elderly man chopping wood into stove lengths. Referring to the large pile of wood still to be cut, the young man asked, "Isn't that a lot of work for you to be doing?"

"Well, you see, Son," answered the other, "I don't tire myself out thinking about how much work I still have to do. I take one piece and tend to that, and then I take another and tend to that, and so on. First thing you know, the work is finished."

If we regard our work as burdensome and dread taking care of it, we may feel weary before we begin. Industry, a positive outlook, and cheerfulness help us perform our daily tasks harmoniously and efficiently. Important though an affirmative attitude may be, our greatest help in carrying on our rightful work is the understanding in Christian Science that God, infinite, divine Mind, is the source of our strength, energy, and vitality. As we align our thoughts with Him through prayer and right thinking and acting, we experience His care and guidance and are protected from fatigue.

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Stilling Abnormal Hunger
January 31, 1970

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