"AND BE YE KINDLY AFFECTIONED."

All who are familiar with the introductory pages of the chapter on Christian Science Practice in Science and Health, are prepared to understand the deep significance of Mrs. Eddy's very brief and very beautiful characterization of the ministry and meaning of our Lord's humanity, which is expressed in the words, "Out of the amplitude of his pure affection, he defined Love" (Science and Health, p. 54).

The self-forgetful affection of Christ Jesus for the seemingly unlovable,—for the whole world lying in wickedness, ready to reject, aye, to crucify him,—this is indeed wonderful, and the thought that in it he "defined Love" awakens a new concept of the possible meaning of every human life, even yours and mine. We begin to realize that the Christlike man is he who finds in every call for the expression of brotherly kindness and affection an opportunity to make men see and understand the very heart of God, and we perceive as we have not before why our Leader should have counseled us to pray daily, "And may Thy Word enrich the affections of all mankind, and govern them!" (Manual of The Mother Church, p. 41).

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