Distribution is a very inclusive word in Christian Science. It relates itself naturally to the sending out of the life-giving literature of the movement and in this way points to the beneficent activity which represents the ceaseless operation of divine law. When the rich young man came to Jesus, asking the way to eternal life, the great Teacher called his attention to the Commandments, and the young man with childlike sincerity replied that he had obeyed them from his youth up. Mark tells us that Jesus looking on him loved him! We however find these words in Luke: "Yet lackest thou one thing: sell all that thou hast, and distribute unto the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me."

The young man's decision is not of so much consequence to us as students of Christian Science as is our attitude toward the call of Christ, Truth, to-day when we have the opportunity presented to us of becoming "rich toward God" through the sacrifice of the material sense of riches in order to advance the cause of Truth. We have learned through very deep experiences that nothing less than the bread of Life—the word of Truth—can feed the world's hunger, and so we must give of our best even though, like our Master, we at times pause in our ministry to give also the loaves and the fishes. The prophet Amos foresaw a famine, not of material bread, "nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord," and now when all eyes are turned toward this land with deep desire for aid we must not fail to give that which really satisfies and which brings with it boundless blessing; for on page 494 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" our dear Leader says: "Divine Love always has met and always will meet every human need."

Godly Jealousy
July 13, 1918

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