Daily Food for Thought

Those who are gaining some understanding of the influence of thought upon their health, happiness, and prosperity can draw a valuable lesson from the words of the Way-shower and Exemplar: "Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?" Following the philosophy which he so faithfully taught, Christ Jesus demonstrated for himself and for others health, supply, and even victory over death.

In "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" Mary Baker Eddy writes (p. 382), "If half the attention given to hygiene were given to the study of Christian Science and to the spiritualization of thought, this alone would usher in the millennium." What a wealth of good can be gained by pondering that statement! What an impetus would be given to the physical, moral, political, and religious welfare of the world if only half the attention that is being given to hygiene were devoted to the spiritualization of thought! Indeed, what a substantial contribution would be made in that direction, and what blessings would accrue to each individual participating therein, if all students of Christian Science devoted half as much attention to the study, meditation, and practice which spiritualize thought as they sometimes give to the merely material demands of their daily living!

For instance, do we not all partake with regularity of our meals each and every day? Are we as insistent upon such regular nourishing of our thought? Can we imagine ourselves, under normal healthy conditions, permitting days and perhaps weeks to elapse without partaking of any nutritious food or constructive activity? Need we be surprised, then, if we find our thinking greatly impoverished through failure to partake of spiritual food? Would any of us think that because we had regularly partaken of our meals for many years we were thereby prepared of go for days, weeks, and perhaps months on the strength of former nourishment?

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Giving a Testimony
January 15, 1938

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