Rightful Spiritual Nutriment

No one looking around intelligently today can fail to see humanity's great need for something other than the material. Often it is a poor, sorrowing, sick, sinful world that seems to present itself. What would not the kind heart do to alleviate the world's woes? And this same kind heart has done much during the ages to ease the burdens of men, to make their lot happier, their lives healthier, as the numerous philanthropic activities throughout the world amply testify. But how often these activities merely temporize with human difficulties; how often they merely relieve but do not heal!

The question has been asked times without number, Is there a way whereby the trials of mortal existence can be satisfactorily met, its sorrow and suffering stayed, its sin overcome? The words of Jesus, "Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled," indicate that there is such a way. And unquestionably he himself proved that as it is followed, victory is gained over the world—over its sickness, sin, sorrow, and even its belief in death. The Gospels of the New Testament tell of the many healings of disease and sin which he accomplished, with corresponding relief from suffering and sorrow; and they narrate that he raised others from the dead besides overcoming the dread enemy of mankind for himself.

What did the Master understand which enabled him to be victorious over human difficulties? What did he know that empowered him to heal disease, overcome sin, and vanquish death? It was the truth about God as the loving Father of man. He made known the Father's loving care for His creation, testifying that not a sparrow falls to the ground without our Father. He understood that, since God, the Father, is perfect, imperfection in the form of disease or sin does not really exist: he declared evil to be a lie. Christ Jesus was thus scientifically equipped by his knowledge of God, Truth, to deny all manner of evil, whether of sin, disease, or death, and so to destroy evil's false claims.

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May 11, 1935

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