THE universal thought of the world is ever actively at work trying to solve the problem of supply and demand. So much of the world's thought is devoted to the subject of money and to the seemingly necessary human activity of producing a livelihood, that to the student young in Christian Science this problem often seems to present difficulties. Paul in his first letter to Timothy writes, "The love of money is the root of all evil."

Lack of supply is as much a discord as is a physical ailment, for it is a denial of the ever-presence of God, good. Man created in the image and likeness of Spirit reflects all the attributes of God; and limitation or lack is not one of these. We never for a moment doubt that the sun shines perpetually, even though it is obscured from our vision. Then why should we doubt that our Father-Mother God, who tenderly cares for all of His children, will supply our every need? Man reflecting God has abundance, plenty,—everything he needs,—at all times. If the human manifestation of supply be lacking, we have only to search our thought to find what seems to be stopping the good that continually flows from God to man.

Too often one hears expressions of lack and of doubt as to whether what seems to be a certain right undertaking will prosper. If the student of Christian Science is endeavoring to make a demonstration over a physical ailment, he does not go about discussing his infirmity. He knows that such a procedure would endow error with a reality which it has not, and would undoubtedly protract his healing. If he is a wise student, he denies all sense of disease and discord, and tries to fill his consciousness with the perfect concept of God and of man's relation to God. Then why not treat lack of necessary supply in any direction in the same manner? We should stop voicing limitation and realize that, being "heirs of God," we can draw on His vast spiritual resources for every needful thing. If we are living in obedience to the laws of God and, as Jesus admonished us to do, seeking "first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness," we shall find the added things in comfortable living quarters, proper food, and have enough for all our legitimate needs.

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"Awake thou that sleepest"
October 22, 1927

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