[Written for the Sentinel]


So long men studied economic laws,
Dependent wholly on material toil,
They had no time to ponder or to pause
Upon the widow and her cruse of oil.

To some, a prayer was but an empty wish,
As not for them; they had dismissed the case
Where one took barley loaves, a few small fish,
And fed five thousand in a desert place.

Then came a seeker for the truth made clear,
Patiently gleaning where the Master trod,
Until she learned and taught for all to hear
That we may show ourselves the sons of God.

Dear Leader, deep our gratitude to you
Who taught us how to seek and how to find
That "Soul has infinite resources" now
And evermore "with which to bless mankind."*

*Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, by Mary Baker Eddy, page 60.

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Perfect Gifts
May 19, 1928

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