"Bring them hither to me"

In our search for Truth we have all been tempted at times to feel utterly unworthy of divine Love; but it is then we may be restored, if we will only turn our thought to the contemplation of one of the many instances which are recorded of the tenderness of Jesus towards mankind. The account of the feeding of the five thousand furnishes an instance of his tenderness and solicitude; and Matthew relates that, when the "five loaves, and two fishes" were offered,—a small portion indeed for so vast an assembly,—Jesus said, "Bring them hither to me," and then, "looking up to heaven, he blessed, and brake, and gave the loaves to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude."

By the spiritual illumination of the Scriptures which the study of Christian Science makes possible to each of us, we learn that in just this manner to-day does Christ, Truth, tenderly accept our individual offerings of humble desire for good, of secret longing and striving after holiness, of growing consecration to God's service. Few in number our "loaves" may appear to be, yet we must have abiding faith that divine Love, our Father-Mother God, will bless and multiply them to the feeding of the numerous demands which await our quickened sense of opportunity, responsibility, and service. And divine Love never ceases to offer opportunity for loving service to each and all of us.

The Kingdom of Heaven
May 5, 1928

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