In view of the widespread belief of lack and limitation, students of Christian Science, whether or not they are personally faced with business problems, are awakening to study still more deeply the writings of Mary Baker Eddy, Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, and to strive still better to live the precepts clearly set forth by her. Many people confronted with the effects of lessened business activity have gained strength and courage, and have successfully worked out this problem, by abandoning the attitude of getting and adopting the habit of giving.

A study of the Bible, in conjuction with the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by our Leader, convinces us that Christ Jesus was always giving, always sharing. He gave a clear exposition of what is essential to joyous, confident, and successful living. He exemplified love for God and man, purity, innocence, sincerity, spiritual understanding, and a complete reliance on God in all things. Christ Jesus said, "He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also." In all things he gave credit to God, and urged that his followers do likewise; for he said, "Give, and it shall be given unto you."

Mrs. Eddy has given to the weary wanderer these words of stirring encouragement (Miscellaneous Writings, p. 183): "Man is God's image and likeness; whatever is possible to God, is possible to man as God's reflection." And we read in Science and Health (p. 79), "Giving does not impoverish us in the service of our Maker, neither does withholding enrich us."

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