IT has been said of Christian Science that it is the most progressive thing in the world. This admitted, it follows that Christian Scientists must be progressive people, and as Christian Science is a religion of works rather than of profession, its activity must necessarily be progressive. As progress is a law of God, every earnest student must respect and graciously respond to it, even though this may require him to adopt more up-to-date methods and to improve upon much that he has previously considered satisfactory.
There is never any excuse for settling down into "ruts" after becoming Christian Scientists, though we may have done so in a measure before knowing anything of this revolutionizing truth. The student must individually progress in order that he may be awake to all that makes for universal progress. The Christian Scientist must, even as Jesus said of himself, be about his Father's business, and he well knows that God's business is all-important, exacting, progressive, a business which brings marvelous results, physically, morally, and spiritually.
It may be readily conceded that among workers in the business world there are three distinct types,—the progressive, the competitive, and the conservative. The ideal worker is the wide-awake, progressive business man, he who is ready to advocate and adopt every legitimate, feasible labor-saving invention, and every method which will result in placing his business on what is considered the very highest plane of activity. He does this not only to increase the volume and the returns of his business, but also that he may with credit discharge his obligation as a factor in establishing a perfect business system for the good of all interested.