The Certain Way of Satisfaction

An hour or two after a normal breakfast one morning, a student of Christian Science again felt hungry. On previous occasions, when she had had such an experience, she had gone to the kitchen and eaten. But this time she considered the circumstances more carefully, and saw that the need could hardly be for more food. Instead, therefore, of eating again, she sat down and studied the week's Bible Lesson in the Christian Science Quarterly, as she had not done earlier in the morning. When she had finished, she was no longer hungry, but quite satisfied—more so than on the mornings when she had taken additional food.

The incident illustrates the improved and certain method which Christian Science supplies for dealing with any sense of restlessness, incompleteness, or lack of satisfaction. Christian Scientists are normal about eating, sleeping, and other needful human procedures. As their beloved Leader, Mary Baker Eddy, has written in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 254), "To stop eating, drinking, or being clothed materially before the spiritual facts of existence are gained step by step, is not legitimate." But Christian Scientists know beyond questioning that no material procedure or condition in itself can bring satisfaction.

September 13, 1941

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