LIVING WITHIN OUR MEANS

A Christian Scientist who was having unusual demands made upon her income was led one day to consider what the phrase "to live within one's means" really signifies. Looking up the word "means" in the Concordances to the writings of Mary Baker Eddy, she found the following statement (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 1): "Prayer, watching, and working, combined with self-immolation, are God's gracious means for accomplishing whatever has been successfully done for the Christianization and health of mankind."

"God's gracious means." These words certainly did not indicate a restricted or limited source of supply, but rather universally available and ever adequate resources. The student at once began a study of these gracious, boundless means, which she found to be continually at her disposal.

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