Silencing the Lie of Lack

Sometimes a student of Christian Science, having overcome many physical ills, has so long struggled with a financial problem that he is tempted to believe it is more difficult to heal lack than sickness. This should be recognized as error's whispering, and promptly denied, for as Mrs. Eddy tells us in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 210), "Jesus healed sickness and sin by one and the same metaphysical process."

A condition of lack is a negation of the spiritual fact that divine Love's provision is present here and now in unlimited abundance for all His children. As manifest in human experience, lack is the result of believing that another power, variously named economic law, world depression, business failure, bad investment, unemployment, can render void the ever-operative law of Love's supply. It is an effect of breaking the First Commandment, for it supposes that He who made all and made it good left something to be made by another creator which could nullify His work. Lack is a lie against God, as impotent as it is unreal. The only power a lie can seem to have is the power mortals falsely ascribe to it. Christian Science has uncovered the lie of lack as completely as it has uncovered the lie of disease; and it should be seen that one lie is no more true than another. In proportion to the alertness and persistence with which he refutes each lie the material senses present to his consciousness, will the student of Christian Science prove its nothingness.

December 1, 1934

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