True Work Is Permanent

One of the great problems of mankind is to find an occupation that is satisfying, rewarding, and permanent. But sometimes human business methods decree that people are too old and therefore have become less valuable, and so they are replaced by younger ones who are considered more suitable for the work.

Often the problem of employment is increased because people value an individual's worth from a monetary basis and measure his work solely by material attainments. Men are often burdened with the material view of work and responsibility, and probably their greatest fear of all is that employment may cease through lack of business or because of circumstances beyond their control. The common belief that work is physical often leads to unfair bargaining, doubtful actions, envy, and frustration.

Through the study of Christian Science we can gain the true idea of work. When we learn that our only true occupation is reflecting God, we lose all fear of the days and duties that lie before us. Christ Jesus said, "Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you." Matt. 6:33; The added things come to us as we reject false beliefs, lift our thoughts above materiality, and make our acts the result of right motives.

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July 17, 1971

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