‘Faithful over a few things’

A friend once shared a saying that had been passed down in his family from previous generations: “Do you hope one day to have a beautiful mansion? First learn to take great care of the chair you already own.” 

Jesus taught a similar lesson with his parable of the talents (see Matthew 25:14–30). In this story the servants who handled wisely what had been entrusted to them received praise and a reward from their master: “Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things” (verse 23).

To be “faithful over a few things” means putting into practice what we already understand of the Science of Christ, no matter how small that understanding may be. As we rely more consistently on the power of God to resolve minor issues, the major difficulties we encounter will impress us less. We’ll see more clearly that divine Principle can be relied on to guide and govern our thoughts, so that we will know how to successfully deal with all the details of our lives, both large and small.

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