Feeding on the Bread of Life

THE Master's disciples, pondering on the saying, "The bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world," said, "Lord, evermore give us this bread." Is not this spiritual sense of bread needed to-day? And how wonderfully the divine Mother-Love is imparting what truly feeds "the famished affections" (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, by Mary Baker Eddy, p. 17). and is sustaining faith in God. The newborn consciousness of Truth is not fed materially. Our spiritual Mother, God, knows the need and supplies it, as often as there is the hungering after righteousness which opens thought to receive it.

Indeed, only the one who partakes of the truth of being, far removed from educated dependence on the material, could prepare and distribute it to others for their assimilation. To Mrs. Eddy "a feast of Soul" meant "a famine of sense" (The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany, p. 263). It was no idle promise: "They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of thy house." Love spreads "a table in the wilderness" of mortal hopes, and in the presence of the enemies of good, when the true spiritual sense of food is understood.

November 19, 1927

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