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Housewife or Ambassador?

From the September 1969 issue of The Christian Science Journal

A housewife sat at home feeling her role in life was not a very important one. The urge was great to be out in the business or political world helping to master the challenging problems of society.

Turning to her Bible for guidance in engaging in right and purposeful activity, she came across this statement: "Now then we are ambassadors for Christ." II Cor. 5:20. Although she had read this statement many times, now it contained a more personal message for her searching thought.

Only a moment before, she had been contrasting her role to that of Secretary of State—a fitly dressed man with portfolio making frequent trips to troubled spots of the world for the purpose of better understanding and solving world problems, while she in humble dress with cleaning equipment fussed with many lowly household chores that would keep her housebound forevermore, it seemed.

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