We harvest what we spiritually labor for, and no such labor is in vain. We have the Scriptural admonition and assurance of Paul (I Cor. 15:58), "Be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord." No right thought can be entertained without its enriching our lives. Goodness bears the fruit of goodness in improved health and wider horizons of healing service to mankind. We can trust the spiritual facts we know and rest without anxiety in the certainty that the power of Truth's effectiveness lies within Truth itself. Mary Baker Eddy says in "Miscellaneous Writings" (p. 111), "Leaving the seed of Truth to its own vitality, it propagates: the tares cannot hinder it."

The animus of Mind, God, not the will of mortals, is what makes the seed of Truth, the spiritual facts we love and affirm, bear fruit; for all right thought has its origin in God, and it is He who causes the resulting righteous evidence to multiply. One of Christ Jesus' parables teaches this fact with special clarity. He had just said (Mark 4:25), "He that hath, to him shall be given;" and he went on to liken this to the kingdom of God, "as if a man should cast seed into the ground; and should sleep, and rise night and day, and the seed should spring and grow up, he knoweth not how." And he concluded, "When the fruit is brought forth, immediately he putteth in the sickle, because the harvest is come."

November 22, 1952

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