In poring over the precious words of our textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, we linger lovingly over many beautiful passages that bring comfort and cheer to the weary wanderer. On page 494 we read, "Divine Love always has met and always will meet every human need." The needful thing is what is promised; so that if we trust undoubtingly, divine Love will care for us, and we shall not be found lacking aught of real good. Christian Science gives the positive method whereby all may govern their experience, and with prayer and patience work out right success as heirs to the kingdom of God.

Why may the way not be clear to us, then? When the mist went up, as it is related in Genesis, the belief claimed to begin which insisted that man can separate himself from God through the knowledge of good and evil. This was not part of God's plan, however. It was, then as now, only false belief trying to take one's thought away from the true facts of being, namely, that man lives, moves, and has his being in God, and that God includes infinite abundance—"above all that we ask or think."

There is something that we must do to prove man's heritage. Our beloved Leader says on page 569 of Science and Health, "He that touches the hem of Christ's robe and masters his mortal beliefs, animality and hate, rejoices in the proof of healing,—in a sweet and certain sense that God is Love." This gaining of a "sweet and certain sense" is in itself, then, a healing of lack. In every problem we must prove that man reflects infinite Mind. We know from Christian Science that man is not separate from the source of all intelligence, and that he reflects true consciousness. We do not have to outline. Various lines of thought might apply to a problem of supply. What is necessary is that we should realize that God is infinite, and that man is not separated from this infinite source of all supply. We need not outline what is necessary to meet a particular need; rather should we rejoice that we shall be given what is needed.

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Taught of God
December 11, 1926

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