The True Sense of Love

THE question, Who and what is God? had always puzzled me, and when I began the study of Christian Science and found the answer given in our text-book: "God is divine Principle, supreme incorporeal Being, Mind, Spirit, Soul, Life, Truth, Love" (Science and Health, p. 465), I was at first unable to comprehend it, and I felt as if I had nothing tangible to grasp. The Scripture says, "There shall no man see me, and live," but we find through the understanding which Science gives that we can become acquainted with God to such an extent as to be always conscious of His presence and assured of His help.

I have seen little children who were beginning to reason out things for themselves, puzzled and perplexed over the false human concept of God, as responsible for human conditions,—sin and sickness,—but in studying this subject in the light of Christian Science they apprehend the truth readily and are healed by it. Many thoughts have unfolded to me most wonderfully, as I have learned that what we know of God is good, and good only.

The True Man
February 10, 1906

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