True Substance

When Christian Science comes into our thought, it soon changes our estimate of substance, and then we learn to put our trust in spiritual things. Thus money comes to be a symbol of substance, instead of substance itself, and is recognized as only a human valuation of service rendered, and a means of exchange. No salary can be expected where no service is rendered; and no real service can be rendered without a considerable amount of right thinking.

The Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, Mary Baker Eddy, is the discoverer of true substance, which is not money but divine Mind, the creator of man and the universe, the only true God, to whom belong all things. Mind is All-in-all, is infinite. Mind is a synonym of God, and is the source of all right thinking, and thus is the impelling force of all true service. On page 478 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," Mrs. Eddy's chief work, we find the simple sentence, "Matter cannot perform the functions of Mind." It was Mind that formed "every plant of the field before it was in the earth," and it is Mind that makes man in His own image and likeness, and supplies him with intelligence, wisdom, and love wherewith to do his right thinking and earn the corresponding value for service rendered.

Is not our real revenue the recognition of our true spiritual qualities, our true self, made in the image of divine Mind? And is not our expenditure the reflection of Godlike qualities, which supply our daily needs and make of us good workers? How much of this spiritual substance have we at our command? Christ Jesus said, "Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you." By seeking the truth about God and man we discover true substance.

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The Heritage
July 9, 1927

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