“…Disorganize the National Christian Scientist Association! and each one return to his place of labor, to work out individually and alone, for himself and for others, the sublime ends of human life.”
Mary Baker Eddy
Miscellaneous Writings 137: 19-22
by Laura Moliter, CS
“…Jesus once said, ‘Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink,’ — presuming not on the prerogative of his creator, but recognizing God, the Father and Mother of all, as able to feed and clothe man as He doth the lilies.” (Science and Health, page 530)
Jesus knew he was cared for by God. He was always conscious that he was at one with God and a grateful recipient of all that his Father-Mother had and expressed. Jesus never took for granted this supply of inspiration, power, and loving provision.
And he knew, as well, that he wasn’t getting special treatment. Jesus was telling us that everyone can rely on God alone to be their ever-capable provider and protector. He recognized God as the Father and Mother of us all, showing no favoritism, but by nature of His Love, ready and forthcoming always with all that each one of us needs each moment.
And this perfect care for us by God does not require personal thought or worry or some special knowledge; nor do we need to fight for our portion of good. There is enough for all. God’s riches are plentiful and just right for us. The lilies don’t need to toil to get the sunshine to shine upon them or the rain to fall upon their sweet blossoms. Likewise, God’s light of Life and His showers of goodness are ours freely, because we are—just as Jesus was—the very child of Her heart and at one with all that is good and the capacity to willingly, gratefully receive the bounty.
Laura Moliter, CS