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Active Involvement

From the December 1968 issue of The Christian Science Journal

There is much talk today about active involvement in solving the pressing problems and issues of our time. Should we get involved? Or should we just watch and wait for the other fellow to get involved—perhaps with the thought of offering constructive criticism on his handling of the situation as though we could have done better if we had not preferred to remain uninvolved.

If we ignore or walk away from a human situation that our knowledge of God, or Life and Love, would certainly help or heal, we are selfishly and disobediently interfering with the fulfillment of our true purpose. God requires that we actively express Him. In fact, one who understands himself as the real, spiritual man can do nothing less than actively and constantly express Love. There is actually no walking away from this expression. To do so would be to yield to the erroneous suggestion that we are unwilling to help or incapable of aiding or that we do not fully understand our ability to express Mind in active involvement. Obedience to the divine demand to be actively, scientifically involved wherever God points out the way brings the blessing of demonstration and the reward of a job well done.

The teaching of Christian Science anticipates that we shall actively participate in solving the problems that come to our attention. It provides a demonstrable basis on which spiritual facts can be brought to bear on any human situation. That basis is that man and the universe are God's spiritual reflection.

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