The Talent Love Gives Us

One who was having to know the truth about supply and substance recalled the Master's parable of the ten talents, and the words, "Unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance," stood out as peculiarly significant. As this passage was pondered, it became apparent that one must first have if he is to receive more and to have an abundance. To the student who appeared to have little of the world's goods, this promise seemed rather vague; but one thing was certain, namely, that if one could find that he had real possessions, he was sure, according to these words from the Bible, to receive more.

In endeavoring, then, to review what she already had, the student was led to read Mrs. Eddy's assuring words in "Pulpit and Press" (p. 3), "Know, then, that you possess sovereign power to think and act rightly, and that nothing can dispossess you of this heritage and trespass on Love." While prayerfully meditating on this statement, the student soon realized that this "sovereign power" was indeed a possession, a priceless possession. Here was a talent desired by all, one that many have thought they did not possess—the "power to think and act rightly." How often have we wished we might know what to think under trying circumstances, how to act, which of two decisions to make, where to begin, and what to do next! Yet, here we are told that we do possess this power to make the right decision, to take the right step, "to think and act rightly." This talent is definite and inclusive.

April 26, 1930

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