Two instances in the experience of the writer have strengthened his faith in the practicability of Scriptural admonition and counsel and have tended to lessen the fear of lack through a clearer understanding of substance. On page 170 of "The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany" Mrs. Eddy, in an address to Christian Scientists congregating at her home on a memorable occasion, said: "I would present a gift to you to-day, only that this gift is already yours. God hath given it to all mankind. It is His coin, His currency; it has His image and superscription. This gift is a passage of Scripture; it is my sacred motto, and it reads thus:—Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed. Delight thyself also in the Lord; and He shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in Him; and He shall bring it to pass. And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday.'"

One Sunday I was attending service in a Christian Science church at a shore resort. When the time came for the contribution I realized that I had too little change in my pocket to give, and as I reached for my wallet to take out a bill the suggestion came to me that I could not afford to give the amount that would be necessary under the circumstances, that after all the bit of change would suffice as I was giving liberally to the church of which I was a member. My training in Christian Science, however, came to the rescue quickly. At once the sense of limitation was detected, and in the few minutes I had before the contribution plate would come to me I set to work to heal this false sense of substance.

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