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The unrighteous mammon

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    MaryBeth
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    Many years ago, I read a passage from the “We Knew Mary Baker Eddy” (4th series) book, in which Mrs. Eddy explains Luke 16:10-12, found in our lesson this week. It was written by Martha Wilcox, who was a worker in her home. She writes, “Mrs. Eddy opened her Bible and read to me from Luke: ‘He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much. If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches? And if ye have not been faithful in that which is another’s man’s, who shall give you that which is your own?’ Mrs. Eddy, no doubt, realized that at my stage of growth, I thought of creation – that is all things- as separated into two groups, one group spiritual and the other group material, and that somehow, I must get rid of the group I called material. But during that lesson, I caught my first glimpse of the fact that all right, useful things – which I had been calling “the unrighteous mammon” – were mental and represented spiritual ideas. She showed me that unless I were faithful and orderly with the objects of sense that made up my present mode of consciousness, there could never be revealed to me the truer riches of progressive higher revealments of substance and things.” This statement spoke directly to me, because I, too, had separated creation into two groups. It left me almost thunderstruck. I was so very grateful for this clarification and really yearned to read more of this type of literature. It wasn’t until many years later our Independent
    Church received the blessed gift of the Association Addresses of Martha Wilcox, and I devoured reading it like a hungry man searching for Truth. Thank God we now have these priceless books available to us.

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    Susanne
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    Thank you so much for explaining this, it is very helpful.

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