To understand the spiritual import of the word Love is the earnest desire of every true Christian Scientist, and it is vitally important that each day find us holding a higher, truer conception of Love and more fully demonstrating its sublime power.

The question that confronts many sincere seekers for light, is this: "If God is Love, why does He afflict His children, refusing to answer their earnest prayers for deliverance from the bondage of sin and suffering? Why such disparity of blessings? Some so scantily cared for, and others, no more worthy, so bountifully blessed?"

Christian Science tears away the false conception that God is revengeful, visiting afflictions upon His children. It unfolds the impartiality and impersonality of the Father's wondrous love and ever watchful care for His little ones. As the all-pervading sunlight enters the hovel as well as the palace, so the eternal light of divine Love is ever shining for all, even for the consciousness darkened by sin and sorrow. Is there not a joy in knowing that God, the almighty Love, is not responsible for man's struggles with sin and suffering? That His changeless goodness renders it impossible for Him to know evil?

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