"Fresh opportunities every hour"

Vacation. Is it worth it? Even if I feel overworked, can I afford to take time off? Those questions aren't just for workaholics with priorities out of balance, finding family or community last on the "to do" list.

After many years of putting up with having to take a vacation, I decided I needed a new view. Instead of looking at this time as an imposition, requiring just more work and planning, I found a way to look at it with anticipation and joy. The answer for me came in these words from the sermon Christian Healing by Mary Baker Eddy. She says of God, "Tireless Being, patient of man's procrastination, affords him fresh opportunities every hour; but if Science makes a more spiritual demand, bidding man go up higher, he is impatient perhaps, or doubts the feasibility of the demand" (p. 19).

Giving action to thought
August 5, 1996

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