In the divine economy is the ceaseless flow of good. God's ideas enjoy an uninterrupted and unlimited supply of all that is good, needful, and useful, with no recurrent periods of overproduction or shortage, trade boom or slump, flood or drought. God's universe is governed by divine law, and divine Mind does not decree that extreme opposite conditions should periodically prevail; nor does Mind order that there must be vast riches at one end of the social scale and dire poverty at the other. This Mind never misjudges never permits acute shortages to disrupt the divine economy and cause discomfort and hardship for its children. Such unintelligent, un-godlike conditions do not obtain under divine law.

But mortals do seem to experience these things. Why? Because mortal mind presents a material, reverse picture of God's spiritual universe, the universe which, as described in the first chapter of Genesis, God pronounced very good.

This so-called mind displays its pictures through its self-projected channels, the five physical senses. Indeed, mortal man is the objectification of mortal mind. Everything this mind conceives is limited, transitory material, incomplete, insecure, changeable. The culminating misconception is that of a man liable to experience misery, poverty, lack, unhappiness, unemployment, sin, disease, and death. We should beware when this counterfeit mind, in trying to unwind the entanglements of its own making, claims to think for itself, for such thinking would usurp the prerogative of divine Mind and lead to anxiety, panic, and distress in business, social, political, and world affairs.

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December 27, 1947

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