"Ho, every one that thirsteth"

Who at one time or another has not been confronted with a problem of sickness or sin, or of business cares and worries, to the extent that he has yearned to see clearly the light which would guide him out of the difficulty? Such a one begins to realize what it means to thirst after health, purity, and harmony. The Word of God, through Isaiah, may then be heard: "Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price." Often, as one is thus athirst, he is led to partake of Christian Science, to realize in some degree his true selfhood and his relation to his Father-Mother God. Then to his great joy the problem no longer has the aspect of a mountain. Why? Because the sunshine of Truth entering consciousness has begun to dispel the darkness of false mortal belief. There has come a realization, even though faintly, of the truth which makes free.

How is the thirst for Truth to be quenched? What is it that can satisfy this longing or craving under all circumstances; and how is it to be obtained? Christ Jesus, the Way shower, answered this query for all time when he said, "Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you." As one halts in his indulgence of the belief or illusion that sickness, sin, or inactivity is real, and turns thought to the realization of that which is eternally true,—to Life, not sickness, Love, not sin, Mind producing right activity, not inactivity,—he is seeking the kingdom of God.

Continuing in the Master's word—seeking, yes striving, to understand God and His Christ, laying hold on Life, Truth, and Love, and realizing that man is the image and likeness of God—confers the benediction, "Then are ye my disciples indeed." This spiritual repast, this refreshment of right ideas, rewards the thirst after the things of Spirit, and one experiences a larger sense of freedom from the false beliefs that seem so real to the mystified mortal sense of existence.

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"Thy will"
January 11, 1930

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