Do We Need Money?

Nearly everyone thinks he needs money. One wouldn't know how to live without it, and one spends a great deal of time trying to acquire it. Actually, one's need is not for money. Christian Science reveals that what one really needs is spiritual understanding—the understanding that man is ever complete!

Man, made in the image and likeness of God, has no need of money, for he is spiritual and dwells in a spiritual universe. Seen as merely material, money involves the belief that matter is substance. Its purpose is to sustain an individual in matter.

Man, the spiritual likeness of God, is sustained by God; he is comprised of the qualities he reflects from his source—God. Since these qualities make up his being and are his substance, he can never lack. Since he can never become separated from God, he can never be separated from his substance. Every quality and idea of God, good, that man reflects is infinite, inexhaustible. Love, joy, intelligence, wisdom, kindness, and so forth are qualities inherited from God. They are ever present. They never run out. One could express love or joy or intelligence all day and still have an unlimited supply of these qualities. Man, then, can never be in lack.

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