Working for our ‘Father’s business’

As I have moved through different jobs throughout my life, I’ve often asked myself, What do you think would make your life a success? More money? A bigger house? Just being able to pay your bills? 

A dictionary describes ambition as a “strong drive for success; a desire for excellence or superiority; to seek after” (Webster’s Dictionary). As a student of Christian Science, I have found it helpful to work and pray for the high spiritual ambition that Mary Baker Eddy recommends. She wrote, for example:

“Have no ambition, affection, nor aim apart from holiness” ( Miscellaneous Writings 1883–1896, p. 154).   

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God’s child
August 22, 2011

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