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What can I do for the idea?

We are standing on the threshold of a new age.

Our question should be: How can we obtain a deeper insight into reality?

Our answer: By being rooted in the divine system of reference, with its divinely scientific laws and rules.

From the divine system of reference, we see that the real man is without beginning or end. Man originates neither in a material birth nor in a mystical concept of God the creator, but rather in the divine system of reference itself.

“The time cometh when the spiritual origin of man, the divine Science which ushered Jesus into human presence, will be understood and demonstrated” (S&H 325:26).

If we understand divine Science to be our spiritual origin, we draw our conclusions from the divine system of reference. Therefore, we cease to reason from mortal mind, matter, the corporeal senses, human theories, a mortal sense of existence, from error and imperfection. We reason in a quite different and new way from “Mind, Spirit, Soul, Principle, Life, Truth, Love” (S&H 465:10).



The new pioneering spirit is always to be willing to take part in the spiritual revolution, and to welcome the mutation of consciousness which alone brings true spiritual progress.

Everyone who wishes to experience true spiritual progress must be a pioneer. This always involves total engagement.

It is not enough to do just what benefits ourselves. The pioneer’s total engagement always serves the whole. It is always collective. The spiritual pioneer is in every situation completely committed to the idea.

The first question is not: “What is there in this for me?” but always: “What can I do for the idea?”

(Edited Excerpt from: Max Kappeler, Christian Science in the World of Today and Tomorrow, pp 21-23)

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