In a letter to a branch Church of Christ, Scientist, Mary Baker Eddy writes (The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany, p. 203), "All that is worth reckoning is what we do, and the best of everything is not too good, but is economy and riches."

Jesus was the richest man who ever lived, although to mortal sense he had no palace in which to live, no servants to wait on him, and little money in his pocket. He said (Matt. 8:20), "The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head." Yet wherever Jesus went, his needs and the needs of his followers were met abundantly.

Christian Science teaches that God, Spirit, Soul, is the source of infinite good and that this good is inexhaustible and ever available to each and all. Mrs. Eddy recognized this when she wrote in her book "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 494): "Divine Love always has met and always will meet every human need. It is not well to imagine that Jesus demonstrated the divine power to heal only for a select number or for a limited period of time, since to all mankind and in every hour, divine Love supplies all good." Does this not indicate that "the best of everything" is available to everyone?

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