Do not withhold good from those who deserve it
when it’s in your power to help them.
This quote caught my eye, not for the obvious wisdom it imparts, such as offering a helping hand to a friend in need, or giving temporary support to a neighbor having a tough time. But for the deeper metaphysical message it reveals.
Offering money, clothes, food, are one thing. But what about offering the right thought to those struggling with depression, loneliness, hopelessness, fear, and more? Our right thinking about them has power to help.
Jesus Christ offered right thoughts to people around him, and they were healed by those enlightened points of view. The man at the pool of Bethesda was cured of lameness by Jesus’ right thoughts about him.
Right thoughts come from God, and they are filled with spiritual power.
Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer of Christian Science, healed many people by resting a right spiritual thought upon them.
When we look at our neighbor from a spiritual point of view, rather than entertaining a suffering mortal viewpoint, we are seeing them as God created them, and that right thinking helps them see the same, too.
The right thought we hear coming from God can become a right thought theyhear coming from God. And it helps them.
Give your neighbor a helping hand today. Think the right thought about them! It’s in your power to do so.