REFLECTING LIFE VERSUS MAKING A LIVING

The commonly used phrase, "I have to make a living," is often used without thinking. Man cannot make life; therefore he cannot "make a living." Christian Science teaches that man reflects Life; he does not create or make it. Life is God, and man is His reflection. If one is wearing a white outfit as he gazes into a mirror, his reflection will not be clothed in black. Similarly, God's reflection must reflect God as He is.

Believing that man makes a living limits one to his own small and often inadequate human sense of supply. Realizing supply to be from God breaks the bonds of limitation and opens consciousness to receive boundless supply. This knowledge of Spirit as the source of supply enabled Jesus to feed the multitudes when there appeared to be only a few loaves and fishes on hand (Matt. 14:15–21). Elijah had proof of this when he was fed by the ravens (I Kings 17:2–6). Elisha was enabled to demonstrate the spiritual fact of supply in the incident of the widow with the pot of oil (II Kings 4:1–7), and he also was able to feed a hundred men with only a small quantity of bread and some ears of corn (II Kings 4:42–44). This ageless truth that man's supply is spiritual can and does meet our needs today even as it did in Biblical times.

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