"For they shall be filled"

"Is it possible for me to improve substantially on my experience? Is a more serviceable, more secure, and happier way of living available for me? If it is, how can I attain it?"

It is plain in Christian Science that Christ Jesus was, in effect, giving direct answer to such questions as these—questions of manifest importance to everyone—when he said, "Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled." He was indicating that improvement, which is not limited, is possible in the experience of everyone, and he was showing how it is to be achieved. Many thousands of people, through the clearer understanding of the Master's teaching which Christian Science has given them, have been able to prove, in joyful measure, the truth and present practical value of this beatitude.

It is not hard to desire righteousness, even to hunger and thirst after it, when one begins to understand it in Christian Science. The term means rectitude, or rightness; and somewhat as one has a better experience with, say, an automobile, if he proceeds with it rightly, that is, in accordance with its nature and requirements, so by living understandingly and wisely, he has a better experience of life. Righteousness, as it is attained, improves one morally, as Christians in general have recognized, but in its full signification it does far more than that. It makes one scientific, truly intelligent—as much so as he needs to be, if he will but let it, in the manner made clear in Christian Science.

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October 26, 1940

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