If your life were wasting away from a painful disease which physicians pronounced "incurable," and a master physician should appear who declared there was no such thing as an "incurable" disease, and that he would heal you and all sufferers who would go to him, would you not go to him?
Did you ever realize that you have a personal invitation from One who can lift you out of all your sufferings, physical and mental; who can solve all your problems and difficulties?
"Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." Is not that a personal invitation from the divine physician, Love? And if you accept it, with all that it means, you will realize that peace which "passeth all understanding." Your cares and difficulties will melt and dissolve as snow melts and dissolves under the sun's rays.
Are you suffering from a painful disease, from dire poverty, from crushing disappointments, from injustice or persecution, from disgrace, merited or unmerited - from any of the thousand and one things that fill the world with misery and unhappiness - then listen to Love's call, accept the divine invitation: "Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest."
Modern thought is putting a new meaning into the invitation. It is extending the application of Christ's words to every human problem. He put no limitations to his invitation, which is the voice of Divine Love, calling to us. It says:
"Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will relieve you from the drudgery of your labor, because I will put a new spirit in you. I will replace your sense of drudgery with joy in your task, with love of service; I will turn you about so that you will face the light and your shadows will no longer haunt you because they will fall behind you.
"Come unto me and I will give you rest from that incubus of fear that has made you a slave in the past; I will relieve you from anxiety and worry which have cut down your efficiency and made a pygmy out of a possible giant. I will take away the fear of death, the fear of sickness, the fear of inherited disease, all the fears that hold you down and break your spirit.
"Come unto me all ye who are unhappy and I will make you glad. No matter what darkens your horizon or troubles your life, come to me, and I will give you rest. I will satisfy your yearnings, the longings of your heart; I will show you your divinity.
"Come unto me all ye who are disappointed in life, whose ambitions have been thwarted and I will show you how to overcome your disappointment. I will show you how to use your divine power so that you may still make good.
"Come unto me, ye who are held back by ill health, by bodily weakness, by physical handicaps from doing what you longed to do, and I will show you how to be well, how to be strong. I will show you that being God's child, and therefore one with your Father you cannot be sick, you cannot be weak or miserable except through wrong thinking. The truth of your being, the reality of you, being divine, cannot suffer pain, or defeat.
"Come unto me all ye who have botched your lives and I will show you how you may still triumph. I will show you that the reality of you is always triumphant, masterful. I will show you that one who holds the right mental attitude, who realizes his divine power can rise above all his mistakes and failures.
"Come unto me all ye that have been discouraged, defeated in life, and I will give you the truth that makes free from all limitation, free from the limitations of poverty, of failure, the limitations of the flesh, for I will show you the mind triumphant, the victorious attitude.
"Come unto me all ye whose aspirations have been blighted, whose ideals have been blurred, whose visions have faded out, and I will revive them, bring them back to the brightness and promise of your palmier days.
"Come unto me all ye that are dejected, despondent, wandering in the darkness, and I will put a new spirit in you, a new lamp in your path. I will flood your souls with glory, with the light that never was on land or sea.
"Come unto me all ye who feel friendless and alone and I will fill your lives with a new interest, with new friendships, which will never fail, never grow wearisome.
"Come unto me all ye who are diffident, self-conscious, bashful, timid, or self-depreciatory, who do not believe in yourselves, and I will show you how to rid yourself of all of these weaknesses. I will show you how to eliminate all defects which strangle self-expression, rob you of power and happiness, and hinder you in your effort to do your best and to appear at your best.
"Come unto me all ye that worry and fear and I will give you a prescription which will heal you. I, Divine Love, will show you that it is ignorance of your locked-up powers in the great within of you that makes you a worrier, a coward, or a weakling; that all who trust me, who come to me, have nothing to fear, nothing to worry about.
"Come unto me all ye that bicker and fight, all ye that backbite and hate, all ye that are torn with jealousy, hatred, envy, and I will show ye that you are brothers and cannot fight when you know the truth of your kinship, or envy or hate or injure one another without fighting, hating, envying or injuring yourselves.
"Come unto me all ye that are greedy, grasping, selfish, and I will show you a better way, something that pays better than greed, something infinitely more satisfying than selfishness. I will make you so ashamed of your selfishness that you will hate it, that it will pain you to live, in luxury while your brothers and sisters are hungry and cold.
"Come unto me all ye who are victims of indecision, who doubt and hesitate, who weigh and balance and reconsider things all the time, and I will show you how to strengthen your will, how to conquer vacillation.
"Come unto me all ye who have yielded to temptation, who have made grievous mistakes, and been punished by society for your wrongdoing, and I will wash your souls whiter than snow. I will show you that no matter what you may have done in the past you can retrieve your mistakes, and still make good; I will show you that the image of your Maker is still intact, that it has never been marred, scarred or stained, that the reality of you today is perfect, pure and true as it ever was.