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From the June 1920 issue of The Christian Science Journal

When Jesus declared, "I can of mine own self do nothing," and "the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works," he enlightened humanity on the perplexing subject of responsibility by liberating them from belief in the heavy burden of personal obligation and dependence upon one's self or others. Yet in spite of these inspired words and Jesus' scientific proof of their truth, the term responsibility has become so closely associated with care and anxiety that the original meaning of the word as "the act of responding, readiness to answer or reply" has gradually been lost sight of.