Demonstrating Over Lack

If there is one thing the unenlightened human mind seems to desire more than anything else, it is money. Hence, some in financial difficulty, confusing Christian Science with the pseudo-mental sciences now prevalent, seek the services of a Christian Science practitioner, firmly believing that he will demonstrate a lot of money for them, and thus place them quickly in a condition of mental ease and physical comfort. Mrs. Eddy, in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 456), in speaking of the impossibility of working from the basis of matter, goes on to say, "Truth does the work, and you must both understand and abide by the divine Principle of your demonstration."

"Truth does the work,"—so Mrs. Eddy definitely states; and therefore the Christian Science practitioner immediately knows that what is needed in the case is not a lot of money, but more of the truth. To attempt to demonstrate a lot of money would be to make matter the basis of practice, and thus to depart from the "divine Principle of your demonstration." It may not sound very intelligible to one in financial stress to be told that what he most needs is not money but more of the truth; nevertheless, if one reasons from a spiritually metaphysical standpoint, hence with divine intelligence, it can readily be seen that this is true.

Untangling the Snarls
April 21, 1923

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