Enlarging Our Borders

When Abram and Lot came up out of Egypt, they dwelt together in peace and had an abundance of material possessions. However, as time went on there was strife between the herdsmen. This led to a separation, and Lot, yielding to material sense, chose as his dwelling place the plains of Jordan. Afterwards he lost his earthly possessions and was compelled to flee for his life, owing to the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. Abram, guided by spiritual sense, chose the land of Canaan and began to enlarge his borders by right thinking. Consequently God blessed him, and he not only prospered, but became the progenitor of a great nation, and his seed were as the stars of heaven and the sands of the sea.

There comes a time in the experience of each individual when he must choose whether he will dwell on the plain of materiality or seek the realm of spirituality. If he is to be blessed and prosper, he must lift up his eyes, enlarge the borders of his thinking, recognize Soul as substance and God as the source of all good. He will then discern the wisdom embodied in the statement found in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy (p. 430), "Faith should enlarge its borders and strengthen its base by resting upon Spirit instead of matter."

No Invasion of True Consciousness
July 18, 1931

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