Family Support

A neighbor who had come to the home of a young mother said, "A family is such a joy, but with the present financial insecurity, and business uncertainty, I should think the question of support would be a great worry to all parents." As the mother continued with her household duties, the parting words of her guest kept ringing in her ears: "Financial insecurity, ... business uncertainty, ... question of support"! Soon her singing stopped, the work dragged, and one by one fearsome suppositions presented themselves before her mind's eye. Before long, both her thoughts and her work were in confusion.

But the increasing turmoil was brought to a quick halt by this arresting thought: You are listening to aggressive mental suggestion. This recalled the admonition given by Mrs. Eddy in the Church Manual (Art. VIII, Sect. 6), "It shall be the duty of every member of this Church to defend himself daily against aggressive mental suggestion."

"The honest standpoint of fervent desire"
July 24, 1937

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