Concord ExpressA Christian Science Study Resource
The intermediate worker works at times. He says: “It is my duty to take some time for myself; however, I 27believe in working when it is convenient.” Well, all that is good. But what of the fruits of your labors? And he answers: “I am not so successful as I could wish, but I 30work hard enough to be so.”
3 3:1 Now, what saith Christian Science? “When a man is right, his thoughts are right, active, and they are fruitful; 3he loses self in love, and cannot hear himself, unless he loses the chord. The right thinker and worker does his best, and does the thinking for the ages. No hand that 6feels not his help, no heart his comfort. He improves moments; to him time is money, and he hoards this capital to distribute gain.”
9 If the right thinker and worker’s servitude is duly valued, he is not thereby worshipped. One’s idol is by no means his servant, but his master. And they who love a good 12work or good workers are themselves workers who appre‐ciate a life, and labor to awake the slumbering capability of man. And what the best thinker and worker has said 15and done, they are not far from saying and doing. As a rule the Adam-race are not apt to worship the pioneer of spiritual ideas, — but ofttimes to shun him as their 18tormentor. Only the good man loves the right thinker and worker, and cannot worship him, for that would de‐stroy this man’s goodness.
21 To-day it surprises us that during the period of captivity the Israelites in Babylon hesitated not to call the divine name Yahwah, afterwards transcribed Jehovah; also 24that women’s names contained this divine appellative and so sanctioned idolatry, — other gods. In the heathen conception Yahwah, misnamed Jehovah, was a god of 27hate and of love, who repented himself, improved on his work of creation, and revenged himself upon his enemies. However, the animus of heathen religion was not the in‐30centive of the devout Jew — but has it not tainted the reli‐44:1gious sects? This seedling misnomer couples love and hate, good and evil, health and sickness, life and death, 3with man — makes His opposites as real and normal as the one God, and so unwittingly consents to many minds and many gods. This precedent that would commingle 6Christianity, the gospel of the New Testament and the teaching of the righteous Galilean, Christ Jesus, with the Babylonian and Neoplatonic religion, is being purged by 9a purer Judaism and nearer approach to monotheism and the perfect worship of one God.
To-day people are surprised at the new and forward 12steps in religion, which indicate a renaissance greater than in the mediæval period; but ought not this to be an agree‐able surprise, inasmuch as these are progressive signs of 15the times?