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THE GOAL WORTH PURSUING
There's a story about a construction laborer who worked very hard for his employer. He was a faithful apprentice who aspired to high standards and accomplished outstanding work. Because of his loyalty and excellent craftsmanship, his boss wanted to reward him. So he came up with a plan.
One day, the contractor told the young man to build a house, a magnificent dwelling, to be constructed of the finest building materials available. The employer was preparing to take a long business trip, and expected the home to be finished upon his return. He gave the apprentice a large sum of money to finish the job, and told him to keep whatever was left over for his pay.
When the boss left to travel, the apprentice went to work on the project, drawing up the blueprints and planning his purchase orders. But shortly greed tempted him to cut corners in his design to maximize his profit. He bought cut-rate materials, used less wood, and ordered poor-quality fixtures. He was careful to craft an attractive exterior, but beneath the surface, the structure was weak and destined to be trouble prone.
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Contributing editor Evan Mehlenbacher is a Christian Science practitioner and teacher from Richland, Washington.
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When ignorance is economic bliss
WARREN BOLON, SENIOR WRITER
ITEMS OF INTEREST
with contributions from Tito Drago, Jennifer Wezensky
LET CHRIST CALM THE ECONOMIC WATERS
with contributions from J. Edward ("Ned") Odegaard
WHAT GOD'S ABUNDANCE MEANS TO A GLOBAL ECONOMY
BY DOANNE SANCHEZ
THE GOOD THAT CAN'T BE WITHDRAWN
BY BEA ROEGGE
Prayer prevails in an economic crisis
COMPILED BY ROSALIE E. DUNBAR, NEWS EDITOR
with contributions from STEVE CONE, ANDY CRUMP
THE GOAL WORTH PURSUING
BY EVAN MEHLENBACHER
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A FULL LIFE
MY FRIEND NIMET
RUSSIA: A SPIRITUAL PERSPECTIVE
RASH ON FACE AND NECK HEALED
BREATHING DIFFICULTY HEALED THROUGH PRAYER
BARBARA THIEL JOHNSON
PAIN IN GROIN HEALED
PAUL PIERRE BANOM
DEAR MEMBER OF THE MOTHER CHURCH
A HOME WITHOUT LIMITS