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From the May 1962 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Many people have had the experience of forgetting to alter their clocks when daylight saving time begins or ends or when they are traveling abroad and entering new time zones. They soon discover that something is wrong as they miss their appointments and their progress is slowed down.

Synchronization of clocks is important if we are to keep in step with others in human affairs. But it is even more important for us to keep in step with God so that in human affairs our actions will be in order, for when our thoughts are in harmony with God, what we do will naturally be at the wisest time, the most loving time, and the most effective time.

Christian Science explains that man in the image and likeness of God, as the Bible describes him, is not a flustered mortal either racing against time or waiting around impatiently for something to happen. He is an immortal, spiritual idea, whose actions are controlled by God, the one divine Mind. The understanding of man's oneness with God is intensely practical. Not only does it make us more orderly and punctual, but it actually saves us a lot of time.

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