"LEANING ON THE SUSTAINING INFINITE"

Mankind are often unconsciously prone to make human props of individuals, places, things. Their dependence upon them weighs down that which should uplift when measured aright. Sweet companionship with individuals, and pleasant dwelling places and surroundings which exemplify beauty, when seen in their relationship to spiritual ideas are beneficial and inspirational. But placing our confidence in material things, holding in thought pleasurable matter as reality and depending upon mortal personality for our strength and support, is never a blessing to humanity but a hindrance and a weakener, a detriment to progress.

Mary Baker Eddy declares in the Preface to "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. vii), "To those leaning on the sustaining infinite, to-day is big with blessings." That sustaining infinite is fully capable of holding us up throughout all trials and tribulations, whereas a human prop is apt to let us down, at the same time causing itself to stumble. Let us never be guilty of wholly depending upon some dear one to support our tottering footsteps and thus harm both him and ourselves.

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