"In divine Science, where prayers are mental, all may avail themselves of God as 'a very present help in trouble.' Love is impartial and universal in its adaptation and bestowals. It is the open fount which cries, 'Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters.'" So writes Mrs. Eddy on pages 12 and 13 of Science and Health. In these statements there is no sense of restriction, but, rather, a sense of the ever-availability of God's love and help to anyone who puts himself in a position to receive the blessings of that availability.

Sometimes those who have merely heard of Christian Science are hesitant to ask for help through prayer because they think that more spirituality is required of them than they feel they possess. Sometimes there are others who, having previously declined to avail themselves of Christian Science treatment, are still hesitant to seek such help because of apathy, shame, a false sense of inferiority, or some other suggestion of the carnal mind. However, whatever the cause, once one has overcome his hesitancy and asks for help, he can receive the impartial and universal blessings of divine Love.

This equal and impartial Love, which is available to all, was brought out by Christ Jesus in a parable in the twentieth chapter of Matthew. The parable begins: "The kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which went out early in the morning to hire labourers into his vineyard. And when he had agreed with the labourers for a penny a day, he sent them into his vineyard."

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