"Man, the well-beloved of heaven"

Certain reports in the newspapers of the day make it seem that the world contains many useless individuals, who are of no benefit to human society and therefore are a severe drain upon it. Why is this argument so frequently accepted? Is it because man is supposed to be material, at the mercy of evil forces, separated from God?

How comforting during these troublous times to read God's promise, voiced by Isaiah, "Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else"! In "Miscellaneous Writings" Mary Baker Eddy writes (pp. 150, 151) : "This infinite Principle, with its universal manifestation, is all that really is or can be; hence God is our Shepherd. He guards, guides, feeds, and folds the sheep of His pasture; and their ears are attuned to His call. In the words of the loving disciple, 'My sheep hear my voice, ... and they follow me; ... neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.'"

The True Nature of Man
February 24, 1940

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