Economy and Recovery

It seems evident that the human family quite generally is engaged in striving to recover from some loss, dislocation, or abnormal condition, related to possessions, position, health, harmony, social or economic status. Health in many cases appears to be difficult to obtain and retain, and sufficient work to keep everyone employed is believed to be too idealistic in theory to realize in practice.

Many of our best authorities on government, finance, industry, business, and sociology are doing much to better human conditions and to encourage the people, that confidence may be established and a right solution of these vexing problems found. Signs of improved conditions are not wanting. But there is still much to be done to establish the needed security through an economic system which would promote such progressive prosperity that any tendency to a recurrence of adverse business conditions and their attendant social effects might be minimized if not completely forestalled.

It is a truism that both the trouble and the remedy lie within the individual; and this is none the less true with respect to communities and nations. The Founder of Christianity, Christ Jesus, declared centuries ago, "The kingdom of God is within you;" that is, the ability to understand and enjoy spiritual good is divinely bestowed upon everyone. Our Master was the greatest economist and administrator the world has ever seen, for he knew the origin of all spiritual ideas and their true relationship. His whole life and teachings were the highest expression of living it is humanly possible to attain. He never lacked the means to accomplish right results in every situation in which he was placed. His understanding of God, Spirit, as the perfect Father of man and of all creation, enabled him to see things rightly, to heal sickness, destroy sin, raise the dead, and to supply every need. It is only necessary to remember the feeding of the multitude with a few loaves and fishes to be assured of the Master's success in bringing to light the availability of good sufficient to meet the human need, regardless of the heavy demands and the adverse circumstances involved. Jesus' system was wholly spiritual, being based on divine Principle. In practice, therefore, human means and methods were subordinated to the divine in the demonstration of God's government over all.

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Mother-Love in Government
January 9, 1937

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