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Complying with God's will

From the October 1997 issue of The Christian Science Journal

These days it seems necessary to have enforcement officers in many areas of modern life— and we don't just mean police officers! There are men and women whose job it is to enforce rules about such things as skateboarding, graffiti, garbage dumping, river pollution, and parking violations. Others are required to pursue offenders such as "deadbeat dads" who don't pay their child support and individuals who avoid paying their income tax.

What's it like to be an enforcer of rules?—especially if one is practicing the Science of Christ. Our Features Editor, , talked recently with a visitor from England who is a financial compliance officer (auditor in U.S. terms).

"Shouldn't we all be compliance officers?" she suggested with a smile. "Shouldn't we all start each day with a firm individual commitment to comply with God's law—to respond, as His loving and obedient children, to His will? I know that's the surest way to freedom and happiness; and, in my prayers each morning, I try to respond to His will by spiritually embracing the companies whose business practices I am required to check on—and sometimes investigate."

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