It's clearly marked

Which Way?

A magazine cartoon pictured a direction sign with one arrow pointing down a palm-fringed path to "away from it all," while another arrow pointing in the opposite direction was marked simply "it all."

How well this humorous cartoon illustrates the wishful thinking we often indulge in! "Away from it all" usually implies away from cares, burdens, decisions; away from a wearisome round of duties to a place—one hopes—of endless freedom and bliss.

But there is a constructive way, a way of life that is not wishful thinking, as many students of Christian Science are proving day by day. It is the way defined in the life of Christ Jesus, a way of healing and usefulness, giving those who follow it a sense of direction and conscious worth. This road is the way of spiritual understanding, where true freedom abounds, where the harmony and order that we seek prevail—away from a nose-to-grindstone existence. To take this road is to satisfy the deep yearning for spiritual values and to find an answer to the questions, "Who am I? What can I do?"

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November 13, 1976

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