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A loaf of bread under each arm

From the September 1981 issue of The Christian Science Journal


An old saying has it that every infant is born with a loaf of bread under each arm. This gives a hint of the spiritual fact that each child of God is provided for.

The most common world health problem is malnutrition, often leading to starvation. The high mortality rate in over-populated areas is frequently attributed to various diseases, but the root cause is generally seen as lack of food. Christian Science does not accept starvation or disease as a valid part of God's creation; but much more than our simply making such a statement is demanded. World challenges sometimes seem so great that we turn from contemplating them. We tend to shut them out as too big and remote. Yet there is much we can do.

In truth—in God's perfect, ever-present kingdom where we all have stature and status as the reflections of God—there is no lack or death. But what a gap often seems to exist between Truth, God, and human experience! In consciousness is where the fundamental challenge must be confronted. Only then will humanity be led to a lasting solution.

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