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The divine economy in unstable times
Good seems to be tied to human effort. We work hard to “earn a living”—earn an income, which in turn enables us to buy what we need to live. So it seems that through our own efforts good things flow into our lives.
But this logic has a troubling flip side: If something changes humanly, the flow of good can appear to be interrupted, even stopped. And taken to its ultimate, if there’s a big change, a macro change that affects things nationally or globally, the entire network of good can seem to be disrupted, resulting in massive human hardship.
Christian Science opens the door to a different view, a view of a spiritual economy made up of an infinite source and ceaseless distribution of constant divine goodness—continuous, uninterrupted, and independent of human factors. In this divine economy, good flows directly and unhindered from God to His idea, man. Christ Jesus described it this way: “Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap . . . ; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?” (Matthew 6:26).
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