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REFLECTION—MAN'S ONLY OCCUPATION

From the February 1947 issue of The Christian Science Journal


One of the most urgent problems of mankind is to find a satisfactory human occupation. A great portion of the men and women who have served in the forces, as well as many former war workers, are seeking peacetime occupations, and it is right that they should find congenial employment. Humanly speaking, the problem of employment has continued through the years because mortal mind has valued an individual's worth from a monetary basis and has measured his usefulness by material attainments or according to age.

Human judgment sometimes decides that men are too old to be useful, and therefore men are frequently replaced by those who are younger and so are considered better fitted for the work. Mortals often suffer from overwork or from shortage of work, often are overburdened with responsibility and worried by the pressure arising from shortage of time. The view that one's work means chiefly human activity inclines mankind to the belief that its supply must be gained by the sweat of the brow or by so-called human smartness. Perhaps the greatest fear in this human scheme of work is that supply may cease through either unemployment or some other circumstance.

Christian Science reveals that man is made in God's image and likeness, and that he is therefore spiritual. This spiritual man—and there is no other man—is permanently active as the reflection of God. The true work of reflection, unlike mere human action, is not subject to selfish competition, nor is it valued from a monetary basis. Its worth is measured by the good which is done. The man of God's creating is never underworked or overworked, for he is divinely active and he always knows that his work is to express eternally unfolding good. He is never tired, because he reflects the activity of tireless Mind, and this is the only activity there is. He is never confused or worried by responsibility, because he reflects the only intelligence there is, the intelligence of the one Mind, God.

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