Our Supply

[Original article in German]

Among the many helpful testimonies given by those who have received blessings in Christian Science are those which tell of the happy solution of the problem of supply. And yet we hear the questions: How can faith give me the material things I need to support me and mine? How can it heal my sick business? How can it free me from financial anxiety and difficulties? Some may even feel that although work is being done in Christian Science for the solution of a business problem, yet no progress is being made; and the question is asked, What shall I do?

First, let us know how we are not to begin. A friend to whom the writer was trying to give some understanding of Christian Science, replied, "Yes, all right; here I am; now you set to work!" He had to learn that Christian Science is not necromancy.

How, then, does Christian Science help us in our business problems? The Bible answers this question. Christ Jesus said, "Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free;" and at another time he said, "Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you." What does it mean to "know the truth," and to seek "the kingdom of God"? It means that we must learn to understand what God, Truth, is; and so, to grasp the nature of spiritual being. We must, therefore, change our mortal way of thinking, and cultivate right thoughts about God and His spiritual universe, and also about our work. We must learn to understand that God, Spirit, is the only creator, and that all He creates is spiritual. Mrs. Eddy says on page 207 of our textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures": "There is but one primal cause. Therefore there can be no effect from any other cause, and there can be no reality in aught which does not proceed from this great and only cause." Hence, all real activity emanates from God, Spirit, the All-good.

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