What Ye Shall Eat

In the Scriptures we read: "Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God;" that is, man is sustained spiritually. Food as a material substance, then, is but a mortal mind concept of nourishment. To objectors at this point, Christian Science also says that it would be foolish for man to cease eating, drinking, sleeping, and clothing himself materially until that is no longer even seemingly necessary. The fact that the vast part of the human race to-day is living a Nero's life of intemperance in food feasting is generally conceded.

For some time past, dietitians have been trying to regulate this evil through fear of food combinations. Certain properties of matter, they said, when combined with certain other properties were healthful or injurious as the case might be. The great cry still is: Take thought for your body, bow down to it and serve it in awe with your utmost care, for upon it depend the health statistics of our country. The great majority of the men and women devoting time and energy to the betterment of world conditions are professed Christians, and yet in their zeal they have forgotten the admonition of the Master, "Take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink, or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?" Why did he consider this sound advice? His whole life's work was proof of its wisdom.

September 17, 1921

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