Good—multiplied and sustained by Love

Christ Jesus understood the spiritual law governing the multiplication—the manifestation—of good. In Jesus' parable of the talents, the master of the house sharply rebukes the servant who failed to use and multiply the good given to him. He orders the talent to be taken from this unproductive servant and given to the one who has made the best use of what was given him. The lord of the house then declares: "Unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath." Matt. 25:29.

May not the talents in this parable be compared to right, productive ideas? He who reflects and uses God's pure and perfect ideas cannot fail to find good multiplying in his experience, giving him satisfaction and abundance. But the one who does not make use of the God-bestowed ideas, which are his by reflection, cannot demonstrate or experience abundance. He may even lose whatever he seems to have of good. That which is not based on divinely right ideas withers away, because it has no truth to sustain it.

Every right idea emanating from God contains within itself the seed of its own fulfillment, and divine Love unfolds, at the proper time, everything required for that fulfillment. I proved this in my own life many years ago when my music teaching was interrupted by a severe illness. I found myself struggling not only with the physical problem but also with lack of money. As the fall season began, I had just enough work to pay for my room rent, but not enough to cover the cost of food and other necessities.

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December 17, 1984

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