Living Water

If, after traveling for a long time over a drab, gray, sandy desert, seeing little sign of color, beauty, or vegetation, one has suddernly come upon a stretch of green grass, where shrubs and tress abound because of a near-by stream, he can appreciate vividly the need for water in a dry land. As he recalls such a scene, the words of the Master, spoken to the woman of Samaria at Jacob's well, take on an added meaning: "If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water."

It may have been that, in talking with this woman, Jesus was reminded of the similarity between a land without water and the lives of those who are devoid of an understanding of Truth. In any event, he assured the woman that the water of which he spoke was so satisfying that one who drank of it would never thirst again. Christian Science explains that this living water is the right understanding of God as divine Love, or perfect Mind, and that its gratifying draughts may be enjoyed by us no less than they were by those who came to Christ Jesus.

Atomic Action
April 20, 1940

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