THE word "enough" has a final, definite sound. It suggests labor done, effort completed. We know, in Christian Science, that one has not done enough right thinking on his problem unless that problem works out aright. Work half done will not bring one the reward of peace and assurance. What, then, constitutes enough? Is the answer material or spiritual?

Jacob once tried to bargain with God. He had by questionable means appropriated his brother's birthright and blessing, and was running away from Esau's fierce anger. On the journey to another country, God's angels, true thoughts, spoke to Jacob in a dream. In great awe and fear Jacob made a vow, when he awoke, that if the Lord would help him and keep him, give him food and clothing and bring him in peace back to his father's home, he would give a tenth of all he earned to the Lord and serve Him.

But that was not enough. God required much more of Jacob, even the surrender of self, the victory over wrong thinking, the cleansing from his consciousness of all that would separate him from his brother. In fact, Jacob was to pay back his debt to Esau in the only currency acceptable to God—in love.

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Darkness and Dawn
March 28, 1931

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