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From the March 1936 issue of The Christian Science Journal

NOTHING is more important to thinking men and women than right occupation. On every side it forms a subject which demands careful study, analysis, and disposal. Therefore, it becomes at once apparent that the foremost requirements in this connection are, first, to gain a practical concept of what right or real occupation is, and, secondly, to establish this occupation in one's individual experience.

It is generally admitted among enlightened people that the most successful man in history was Jesus of Nazareth; and the foundation of his success was, of course, right activity, right occupation. In alluding to this he himself emphatically averred: "I must be about my Father's business." "The Son can do nothing of himself, but what he seeth the Father do: for what things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise." "I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me." Thus, according to the great Teacher and Way-shower, the correct basis of genuine, fruitful occupation is the true or demonstrable understanding of God, who is the Father of all, which Christian Science brings to us.

Jesus further declared, as translated in the American Revised Version (marginal note) of the Bible, that "God is spirit." This shows that an understanding of God, or the Father, means an understanding of Spirit—of that divine omnipotence, omnipresence, and omniscience which is the source and support of whatever really exists. It means an exact, unchangeable knowledge of the truth of being—the truth about God, about man and the universe—as Deity Himself knows it.

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