EXPRESSING TRUE GRATITUDE

"Are we really grateful for the good already received?" is a question asked on page 3 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy. The test of this gratitude is brought out in the next sentence, where we read, "Then we shall avail ourselves of the blessings we have, and thus be fitted to receive more."

A student of Christian Science saw this statement proved in a small but practical way one morning. She had been engaged in committee work at the branch Church of Christ, Scientist, of which she is a member, and it seemed necessary to reach home before noon to attend to family responsibilities there. Although she earnestly attempted to get home, she missed three buses in succession; so she humbly asked God to reveal to her anything in her thinking which was attempting to obstruct her progress. The answer came in the sentences quoted above.

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