Through the study of Christian Science, the teachings of...

Through the study of Christian Science, the teachings of the Bible are daily becoming clearer to me and applicable to my daily needs. During the past seven years or so, members of my family have been healed, through Christian Science treatment, of muscular rheumatism, of severe burns, and of other ills, and in one instance a lacerated hand was healed. Not long ago, while repeating the Lord's Prayer and its spiritual interpretation as given by Mrs. Eddy on pages 16 and 17 of Science and Health, I paused to try to realize just what "Give us this day our daily bread; Give us grace for to-day; feed the famished affections" means, and then proceeded to investigate. In Webster's dictionary I found some of the synonyms for affection to be: tenderness, kindness, love, and good will. We need every one of these qualities in our daily experience, and if even one of them is impoverished or famished we certainly need to feed and nourish it, and with its rightful food, the bread of Life. How good to know that the source of supply is never depleted and that supply is ever available when we ask aright.

So important is the exercise of this daily faith or grace that Mrs. Eddy inserted practically the same petition in the Daily Prayer in the Manual of The Mother Church(Art. VIII, Sect. 4), "It shall be the duty of every member of this Church to pray each day: 'Thy kingdom come;' let the reign of divine Truth, Life, and Love be established in me, and rule out of me all sin; and may Thy Word enrich the affections of all mankind, and govern them!" In this one prayer we have an ever present help. Searching the Scriptures daily will indeed "give us this day our daily bread" and "feed the famished affections."

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