Many are seeking to know what are good investments. A Christian Scientist, looking back over past experiences, found the best investment she had ever made was the five dollars she had put into "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy. The value of the Bible, with Science and Health as a "key," has increased a thousandfold. The dividend that has accrued through twenty years' study of these two inspired books never can be fully measured or put into words. The joy, the health, the freedom, the broader outlook that have permeated every channel of daily living and contact with one's fellow men cannot be understood by anyone not having made the same investment.

Another true investment has been the money and time she has put into the authorized Christian Science periodical literature. It has not only paid her back a hundredfold, but has also enabled her to give a great deal to others; and one cannot possibly estimate how far-reaching this work may have been.

The dividend from these investments has led her to make still another splendid investment, namely, membership in The Mother Church and in a branch church. The uplifting and strengthening influence of feeling that she was a part of The Mother Church, helping to support its wonderful far-reaching activities both mentally and financially, cannot be described in mere words. The affiliation with the local church, taking part in its various activities step by step, the broadening understanding gained year after year, have brought many blessings and much joy. Learning to take part in the Wednesday midweek service, wishing to give as well as to receive, and the efforts put forth to this end not only have strengthened her, but have in many ways brought unexpected returns. All this has helped her to understand more clearly that giving is necessary to receiving, and that this is God's unfailing law.

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Thinking versus "Thinking About"
March 12, 1932

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