Satisfied Longings

To long for the spiritual ideas of God, divine Mind, is to hunger and thirst after righteousness, and this yearning is invariably fulfilled. God's ideas fill us with joy and contentment, with all that is eternally valuable. Inharmony begins to fade from our experience as we permit these perfect, divine ideas to take over in our lives.

Hungering and thirsting after righteousness, we naturally put God first in our thoughts and actions, and in this way we glorify Him. Inasmuch as man is nothing of himself and has nothing of himself, he does not originate righteousness but forever reflects it to the glory of God, his creator, the one and only source of good. We have to want to disbelieve in the seeming reality of a mortal sense and thankfully grasp every opportunity to turn from matter and acknowledge divine Love as All-in-all. This is hungering and thirsting after what is right. Unless we are longing to understand God and to obey Him in all our ways, our search for spiritual understanding is likely to be lukewarm and our progress retarded. When we diligently seek ways and means of linking thought more closely to God, we most certainly find them.

Our fervent prayer, deep study, and sincere practice of scientific Christianity will early prove their value. Cherishing and being grateful for even the least evidence of God's all-presence and all-power opens thought to greater blessings. A grateful heart brings one closer to all righteousness.

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September 26, 1977

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