‘The world has need of you’

During the ebb and flow of human experience, we may be learning that the comings and goings of everyday life, if based in material thinking, can often feel unfulfilling and exhausting. And we may be sensing that a hyper-agitated, mortal sense of life isn’t going to deliver what many of us most deeply and inwardly desire: peace, spiritual-mindedness, and the ability and capacity to serve others in a scientifically Christian manner through healing—in short, a life filled with manifestations of God’s peaceful presence, a life where we spiritually understand that God, Spirit, sustains us and matter does not.

Indeed, the world needs each one of us to be a spiritual thinker, rather than a material believer. It needs us to spiritualize consciousness, to uplift thought to God, to purify motives, to realize the innate innocence of God’s children, and to faithfully express spiritual, healing affection toward all. Mary Baker Eddy, in her first address in The Mother Church—The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, Massachusetts—said to the congregants, “Beloved children, the world has need of you,—and more as children than as men and women: it needs your innocence, unselfishness, faithful affection, uncontaminated lives” (Miscellaneous Writings 1883–1896, p. 110 ).

June 29, 2015

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