Afford the periodicals? Why not?

The income from my husband's salary was so small that it barely covered the necessities for our family. I loved the help I received from reading the Christian Science periodicals, but subscribing for them seemed an impossibility.

As a new student of Christian Science, I often pondered this By-Law in the Manual of The Mother Church by Mrs. Eddy: "It shall be the privilege and duty of every member, who can afford it, to subscribe for the periodicals which are the organs of this Church. ..." Man., Art. VIII, Sect. 14; The more I thought about this By-Law, the more I became really convinced that I should subscribe and that God would open the way. But as the months passed there just were never any surplus funds.

The right definition of ourselves
September 25, 1978

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