Spiritual Demand and Supply

In spite of the contributions made by economists to aid in alleviating maladjustments in the human economy, many people today are jobless, poor, hungry. Businesses fail. Investments disappoint. As a consequence, the layman often feels helpless, victimized by forces beyond all control. He is encouraged by optimistic projections, discouraged by gloomy predictions to the contrary. There appears to be no fixed law, no sure guideline.

Sure guidance in economic affairs as well as certainty of health can be found in Christian Science. Here God is defined as divine Principle—unerring, undeviating, absolute. All Christianly scientific practice is based on fixed divine law. In Science we learn it is a spiritual fact that supply never fails to meet demand and that demand coexists with supply. In human economics, which regards demand and supply as material, there is usually a gap or time lapse between these two elements. Supply has to be increased to meet demand, or demand must be created to make use of supply.

In God's harmonious universe—which actually exists instead of the illusory, fragmented, ever-in-conflict universe of matter—supply and demand are two aspects of the activity of the one Principle, God. No tension exists between them. They bear the same relation to each other as do cause and effect, each at one with Principle. They are interdependent and simultaneous in expression.

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October 2, 1976

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