"Grace for to-day"

To have sufficient grace in our hearts for every occasion should be our constant prayer. "Give us this day our daily bread" is spiritually interpreted by Mary Baker Eddy to mean, "Give us grace for to-day; feed the famished affections" (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 17). But are we allowing "the famished affections" to be fed with the spiritual bread from heaven, which enables us to express toward all mankind the graciousness of Spirit?

Grace is from God, and to have it we must know Him. Grace is love in active expression. Grace maintains an attitude of mercy and kindness toward our brother, an attitude of good will and patience in business and human relationships, an unruffled attitude of peace and gentleness in the midst of all the storms and turmoil of material sense.

In the Bible we read (John 1:17), "The law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ." This statement emphasizes the importance not alone of understanding the law of Moses, but of fulfilling the law, as did Jesus, through the expression of grace and truth. His grace and compassion embraced the world in genuine love. And so he proved the power of Spirit in healing the sick and overcoming sin and death. Are we walking in his footsteps? Are we letting grace abound in our daily experiences, so that every occasion is blessed?

"The expression of God's being"
June 29, 1946

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