Spiritual Food for the Day

As modern children of Israel passing through the barren wilderness of material thinking and living, we need daily manna from heaven just as urgently as the ancient Hebrews did in their wanderings through their wilderness. Now, however, it is primarily spiritual nourishment the world so desperately needs.

The Master, Christ Jesus, explaining to his disciples how to pray, instructed them to ask of God, "Give us this day our daily bread." Matt. 6:11; Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, unfolds the true significance of this petition in her spiritual interpretation of the Lord's Prayer in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, translating it as "Give us grace for to-day: feed the famished affections." Science and Health, p. 17.

The Bible is indeed the chart of life, the indispensable chart of our individual experience as well as the diagram and index of collective human experience. Just as the children of Israel leaving Egypt had to learn to depend on God for their supply, so in our journey from material sense to the realm of Soul we find it necessary to seek our essential spiritual nourishment, the spiritual truths we need each day, and to learn, as well, that our human supply comes directly from God rather than from human reasoning, whether that reasoning is our own or the best that mankind can offer.

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