"The sustaining infinite"

In her introduction to the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," Mrs. Eddy writes (Pref., p. vii), "To those leaning on the sustaining infinite, to-day is big with blessings," words which have arrested the attention of many a weary seeker for comfort and healing on his first approach to Christian Science. They have a striking similarity in meaning to those of the twentieth verse of the one hundred and forty-fifth Psalm, "The Lord preserveth all them that love him," and to the first verse of the fifty-ninth chapter of Isaiah, "Behold, the Lord's hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear."

Two questions may arise in the thought of those who read the sentence just quoted from Science and Health. The first is, What is meant by "the sustaining infinite"; what is its nature? The second, What does it mean to lean on "the sustaining infinite" in order to be blessed? And thus is approach made to the teachings of Christian Science which supply the answers; teachings which are clearly and fully set forth in the textbook.

"As also I am known"
November 24, 1934

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