Eliminating Poverty

Governments of many nations are today making earnest attempts to eliminate the evils of poverty. They have joined forces with the humanitarian and charitable agencies that have long struggled with this problem. The measure of their success will certainly be determined by the progress which individual citizens make in freeing themselves from a sense of lack. It is in the consciousness of each individual that the transition from want to abundance must take place.

Mankind have long been subject to the belief that there is not enough good in the world to go around. How can this belief be reconciled with the Bible statement that "God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good" (Gen. 1:31)? It cannot. If God made all, including man, and all is good, there cannot be any lack of what is good, and all legitimate needs must be met through the abundance of God's loving provision.

Action against poverty must be carried on not only on governmental, economic, and humanitarian fronts, but primarily on the mental battlefield where mankind's intelligent understanding of God meets and overcomes all suggestions that the divine Mind's loving provision for man can be less than complete and perfect.

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"Let His will be done"
December 4, 1965

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