What Do We Trust?

Wealth often appears through intense materialism, through states of mind that love matter, covet it, elbow others out of the way in order to possess it, omit generosity in order to accumulate it, and when it is acquired, trust it in all circumstances.

But prosperity that appears through states of mind which love Spirit, God, desire the kingdom of heaven, are dedicated to helping others, and give generously to worthy causes evidences a calm and deep trust in God. It shows that someone has responded to the touch of ever-present Spirit, which, according to Christian Science, is alone worthy of our trust.

In "Retrospection and Introspection," Mary Baker Eddy recalls the effect of this divine touch on her own thought at the time of her discovery of the Christ Science. She says (p. 31), "The first spontaneous motion of Truth and Love, acting through Christian Science on my roused consciousness, banished at once and forever the fundamental error of faith in things material; for this trust is the unseen sin, the unknown foe,—the heart's untamed desire which breaketh the divine commandments."

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