Our Daily Bread

A little more than three hundred years ago America was a wilderness. Then brave men and women crossed the ocean and, amid many hardships, changed forests into farms and peaceful communities. As we who have followed them, eat each morning a breakfast quickly and easily procurable, how many of us spare a thought to the pioneers who founded the nation? And yet, except for their labors we might not be enjoying the blessings which now come to us easily each day.

All over the world there comes to Christian Scientists the daily bread that meets their spiritual needs. The periodicals arrive at their appointed times, and each day there is provided for us the Lesson-Sermon in the Christian Science Quarterly, presenting truths that give us strength with which to meet the cares and duties of the day. Once there was only one Christian Scientist in the world, Mary Baker Eddy, a lone pioneer, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science. Through her courage and devotion the truth was passed to others, and some of them worked with her. And the work of those appointed to prepare the Lesson-Sermons places before us daily our spiritual meal. Do we always appreciate this and let the cleansing stream of gratitude run through our thought toward those who have served and are serving us; or do we sometimes think of our morning reading as a duty to be got through quickly, so that we may hasten on to our daily work?

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