Supply Understood and Demonstrated

The story of the widow who was about to have her two sons sold into bondage for a debt, is related in the fourth chapter of II Kings. When the widow in her grief applied to Elisha for relief, he inquired of her, "What hast thou in the house?" The widow, thinking in terms of materiality, answered Elisha, "Thine handmaid hath not any thing in the house, save a pot of oil." Elisha directed the widow to borrow all of her neighbors' vessels, then to go into her house, shut the door, and pour.

Our Leader, Mary Baker Eddy, has defined "oil," on page 592 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," as "consecration; charity; gentleness; prayer; heavenly inspiration."

True Desire
May 27, 1939

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