Individuals and governments today are concerned with meeting people's needs for clothing, food, and shelter. In an attempt to solve this problem, some nations and business organizations provide old-age pensions, social security payments, and other means of caring for those who are unemployed or otherwise in need.

The various attempts to supply the basic requirements of human existence are commendable, but a more constructive approach to the problem of lack and insecurity is needed. And the need is supplied in Christian Science. It accomplishes this through its presentation and proof of God's inexhaustible goodness and unlimited spiritual resources. Since it reveals God, Spirit, as the only cause and the only real substance, the conclusion must be that man, Spirit's idea, is forever expressing and enjoying the fullness and richness of His loving provision for His creation. In the realm of this all-inclusive Mind there is not one poor, miserable, or insecure individual. These facts accepted and persistently maintained bring to human consciousness expectation, assurance, and the actual realization of abundant food, shelter, clothing, and protection for all mankind.

To demonstrate the ever-presence of God and His unlimited spiritual resources, we are required to gain the spiritual sense of food, clothing, shelter, and security. We learn that our real food is Truth, as revealed in Christian Science. Our real clothing consists of the enduring qualities of God, such as love, purity, righteousness, unselfishness, which comfort us and which protect us from the false beliefs of poverty. The spiritual sense of security which comes with the revelation that we are inseparable from God opens our eyes to the fact that we actually find home to be heaven, the harmonious realization that we live in Soul, the source of all good. Mary Baker Eddy writes (Pulpit and Press, p. 4), "Who lives in good, lives also in God,—lives in all Life, through all space." And later she writes: "Reflect this Life, and with it cometh the full power of being. 'They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of Thy house.' "

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