Is it really possible to retire?

A look at the one activity we all need to be involved in and never outgrow.

Most of us have observed friends or relatives who have reached what is generally known as "retirement age." Faced with the altered human circumstances this sometimes brings, some seem to fade into a state of self-indulgence and apathy and decline, with little interest in taking up new pursuits. But surely you've also encountered retirees who have taken an entirely different tack. They welcome the opportunity to get into new activities, which former occupations kept them from pursuing. Often they discover latent talents and go on to new accomplishments.

Doubtless some reading this article have given little or no thought to the so-called retirement years. Perhaps this period seems so distant that they've told themselves they'll cross that bridge when they come to it. Others are either approaching those years or have already entered them. In any case, in facing present problems or preparing for the future, many are finding the help they need through devotion to Christian discipleship. In fact, devotion to Christ Jesus' way is a must if we are to make progress toward increasing our comprehension of God and His true creation.

Through Christian Science we come to realize that material pleasures are transient and yield no genuine satisfaction. Added to this perception is the cognition Science gives that we each have a grand and noble purpose—to be the man of God's creating, to reflect God's universal, impartial love.

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"Know thyself"
July 25, 1988

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