"Seek ye first the kingdom of God"

It is a generally accepted fact that we get out of things what we put into them. This applies to the activities of Christian Science as it does to the affairs of life which do not appertain to the realities of divine Mind or Spirit. There are not short cuts to real attainment. When we devote our energies unreservedly to the accomplishment of a desired result, even in the realm of so-called human experience, our success is immeasurably greater than when our endeavor is half-hearted and indifferent. Much more is this true when we are devoting our spiritual energies to the attainment of spiritual goals in the demonstration of Christian Science.

Jesus said, "Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you."

If we seek the spiritual "first," as the most important object of our seeking, the "things" will follow to the full extent of our needs. If we put the seeking after the "things," we can have no assurance of the health, happiness, harmony, and prosperity which are the rewards of spiritual thinking and seeking. But while the study and living of Christian Science involve hewing strictly to the line, and while, as Jesus said, "ye cannot serve God and mammon," it is readily demonstrable that this straight and narrow path is followed at no sacrifice of real pleasure, happiness, and enjoyment. Indeed, there are none who derive so much real joy and happiness from life as students of Christian Science; and those of whom this is most noticeably true are they who are the most devoted Christian Scientists.

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"Give ye them to eat"
February 25, 1928

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