Supply—not a material condition

There was a time in my life when that thought—that supply is not a condition of matter—would have been the last thing I wanted to hear.

When you're penniless, perhaps buried in debt, when others are dependent upon you for certain necessities that you feel you can't possibly provide, what you want is money, period. It's easy to believe that that is the immediate and even ultimate solution to your problems. While money may be a very important need, and for me at one time it seemed to be an overwhelming one, this didn't prevent me from turning to God through prayer for guidance, and from enlisting the help of a Christian Science practitioner.

In speaking with him I learned that at one time he had been in a similarly desperate situation. So he knew exactly what I didn't need to hear, and what I did. He didn't tell me, in a superficial way, that everything would be just fine, nor did he pour out pity. He did, however, talk to me gently, sincerely, compassionately about God.

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Sarah's solution
June 7, 1993

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