Perpetual Reviving

Each hour can be made an opportunity to revive gratitude, faith, hope, cheer; to renew perpetually our conscious unity with God, infinite good. Such right mental activity does not depend upon time, season, or locality. Mind's refreshing qualities are everywhere present; it is for us to appropriate them, in order that they may awaken in us their own indwelling lightness, changeless joyfulness, and buoyant freedom.

Does a sense of struggle to surmount material beliefs, suffering, lack, sometimes seem to darken our joy and cause us to lack spontaneity? Mrs. Eddy has sounded the keynote for the healing of such conditions in the words, "Give us grace for to-day; feed the famished affections" (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 17). What affections? Not merely personal attachment, but the affections born of the desire for holier living and being. These affections are fed by the expansive realization that the love of God is now abundantly satisfying every righteous prayer for growth in grace. Let us surrender ourselves to this inpouring love, so feeding our own and the world's "famished affections." The infinite love of Love is overflowingly able to meet humanity's every need. May we awake to absolute trust in this love, and feel the warm, reviving touch which melts the chilling blasts of enmity, selfishness, criticism, and hate, and heals the resultant fleshly ills. Gladly, tenderly, may we accept the words of Isaiah, "Thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones."

Giving Up "earth-weights"
October 24, 1931

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