“Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness . . .” Q&A #4

Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness:
for they shall be filled.

Question: Is God able to feed humans who hunger and thirst in all ways?

Answer: No matter where we are in our understanding of God and our spiritual identity, God, as our Father-Mother, takes care of us in ways that reach us. There are examples in the Bible: the manna that fed the Children of Israel in the wilderness; the ravens that brought food to
Elijah; Jesus feeding the 5,000.

“Spirit duly feeds and clothes every object, as it appears in the line of spiritual creation, thus tenderly expressing the fatherhood and motherhood of God.” (S&H 507)

It is for God’s spiritual nourishment that we must hunger. God takes care of our needs in ways best suited for us.

“Whatever inspires with wisdom, Truth, or Love — be it song, sermon, or Science — blesses the
human family with
crumbs of comfort from Christ’s table, feeding the hungry and giving living waters to the thirsty.” (S&H 234)

“Love is impartial and universal in its adaptation and bestowals. It is the open fount which cries,
‘Ho, every one that
thirsteth, come ye to the waters.’” (S&H 13)

“For he satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness.” (Psalm 107)

Further Study: You might want to look up the Bible stories mentioned above, and consider how God was able to provide both the human need for food, as well as the spiritual needs.

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(Excerpted from “First Lessons in Christian Science, Volume Two: The Beatitudes”
Copyright 2002)

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