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TRUE BUSINESS

From the October 1942 issue of The Christian Science Journal


Numbers in the world today have come to accept the healing power of Christian Science without question, and many also are turning to this Science for the healing of sick businesses. For them the popular rules in business upon which people have relied are being proved to be as houses built "upon the sand," and in their place the rules expressive of omnipotent Principle are being recognized. Mary Baker Eddy writes in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p.128): "The term Science, properly understood, refers only to the laws of God and to His government of the universe, inclusive of man. From this it follows that business men and cultured scholars have found that Christian Science enhances their endurance and mental powers, enlarges their perception of character, gives them acuteness and comprehensiveness and an ability to exceed their ordinary capacity."

From a human point of view a business must have an owner, someone responsible for its growth, continuance, activity, and success. In order to prosper it must have customers, employees, trade territory, credit, and money. It has been proved only too often, however, that primal dependence upon material conditions has brought worry and disappointment, oftentimes failure, discontent, and unhappiness.

Now let us reverse our thinking and begin to engage our time and labor in the right business—the Father's business, whose resources are infinite, whose only director is divine Principle. Wisdom and justice form its methods, Love determines its policy, and integrity accompanies every operation.

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