True Substance

ON a certain occasion when avarice and greed seemed to be manifest, when many seemed to be grasping and striving to gain personal ends at the expense of others, an observer was reminded of Jesus' comment as he wept over Jerusalem, "O Jerusalem, ... how often would I have gathered thy children together, ... and ye would not!"

As we realize the abundance of the spiritual substance of good, which is ever present, open to all alike, unlimited and eternal, we may well marvel when we see humanity striving and elbowing for that which at best is but temporal and fleeting, when the understanding of true substance which is gained through the study of Christian Science, its recognition and utilization, would bring peace, quiet, and enduring substance to all. Striving to grasp the temporal is as a child's reaching for bubbles only to see them collapse at his touch. The acquisition of understanding reveals true substance as permanent, lasting.

January 5, 1935

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