"Love currency"

There may be times when we can seemingly become so engrossed with the thought of accumulating, conserving, or managing dollars and cents in order to pay debts or meet daily obligations that the spiritual demand, the debt of loving-kindness to our fellow men, is forgotten.

The desire to be prompt in the payment of a financial obligation, to reap enough recompense from our efforts to be enabled to do this, is a righteous desire, and one in which wise management and thrift should be practiced. But that is not enough. Should we forget or fail to abide by the Golden Rule in all dealings with our fellow beings, our debt would not be fully paid, no matter how conscientious our efforts materially to fulfill the financial requirement. Mrs. Eddy tells us in "Miscellaneous Writings" (p. 135), "If you falter, or fail to fulfil this Golden Rule, though you should build to the heavens, you would build on sand."

In commending the loving liberality of those who had pledged any part of two million dollars to the building of the extension of The Mother Church, The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston, Massachusetts, Mrs. Eddy said in part (The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany, p. 14), "God will pour them out a blessing above the song of angels, beyond the ken of mortals—a blessing that two millions of love currency will bring to be discerned in the near future as a gleam of reality."

Following the Model
January 20, 1934

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