"Our daily bread"

To the correct solution of the problem of supply, our Way-shower, Christ Jesus, pointed, when in his sublime prayer to his heavenly Father he petitioned, "Give us this day our daily bread." Mrs. Eddy, in the spiritual interpretation of that petition, as given in the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 17), sweeps away the material thought that for centuries has hidden Jesus' meaning, and lifts the human problem into the realm of reality—that is, into the realm of Spirit. She writes, "Give us grace for to-day; feed the famished affections."

In seeking the clear understanding of this petition and its spiritual interpretation, a student was led to the passage in "Christian Science versus Pantheism" (p. 10) where, in speaking of the glorious healing power of Christian Science over the claims of evil, Mrs. Eddy tells us that "all this is accomplished by the grace of God,—the effect of God understood." When this thought is considered in connection with Jesus' prayer for to-day, and also with his admonition not to pray for to-morrow, an important metaphysical rule becomes clear.

True Friendship
April 7, 1928

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