Never Too Busy to Express Love

"God rests in action," Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 519; writes Mary Baker Eddy. Man, the expression of God, also rests in action. As a reflection in a mirror effortlessly follows the actions of its original, so man effortlessly follows the actions of God, his divine Principle and creator. Many of the world's troubles, individual and social, arise from people having a sense of being too busy to do the right thing, too pressured. The quickest relief from this sense and from its troublesome results comes from our understanding God as all-acting and man as the effortless reflection of this divine activity.

"Trouble not the Master," Luke 8:49; said a messenger with news of death. But that is exactly what Christ Jesus wanted people to do, to trouble him, if by this is meant calling on him in their need. He went at once and restored the dead one to life and health.

One of the most gracious characteristics of Jesus we observe in the gospel record was his readiness to give instant and complete attention to those who came to him. In the countryside, by the seashore, in the market, he made whoever needed him, man, woman, and child, feel they were the very people he most wanted to speak with at that moment. Even his critics received full attention.

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Spiritual Contentment Heals
January 31, 1976

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