"Rich toward God"

When "a certain rich man" in the parable was faced with a surplus harvest, the only remedy he could think of was to build greater barns in which to store his harvest. Because rigid selfishness barred the way, the thought of sharing it with others did not occur to him. "So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God."

How is it possible to be "rich toward God"? How can the recipient be rich toward the Giver? Jesus' life of obedience to the Father and selfless devotion to humanity gives the answer. Likewise does the life of Mary Baker Eddy. Instead of storing away the heavenly, healing vision which had come to her, she lavishly shared it through her healing work, her writings, her class teaching, and her establishment of the organization. As a result, Christian Science is carrying its message of healing and redemption to the ends of the earth.

June 27, 1936

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