We learn in Christian Science that "Love is reflected in love," and again that "Love is the liberator" (Science and Health, pp. 17, 225), in perfect keeping with John's declaration that "perfect love casteth out fear." In these statements we have ample justification for saying that love is a most important factor in all human affairs.

Every mortal has his problem in life to meet. The banker counting his wealth or the farmer striving to make a living on his little patch of land, the mistress or the maid, the merchant or the porter, the teacher or the pupil,—each and all have their problems, and to each one Christian Science offers a method of solution which if followed will produce more satisfactory results than can be obtained in any other way. It is this: meet it with love! Whether the problem is wealth or poverty, loss or gain, buying or selling, collecting or trying to pay, hiring or serving, teaching or being taught, sorrow, sickness, or danger—whatever the case may be, we are to face it bravely; not with doubt, fear, hate, or with stubborn resistance against supposed fate, but we are to meet it with love!

We are also to treat it with love,—know that because God is good, because He is Love, and that as His children we have a lawful right to partake of His bounty, that we cannot be held in bondage by evil. It is ours to feed upon the First Commandment, also the Twenty-third and Ninety-first Psalms, and then to leave our problem with divine Love, knowing (not believing), trusting (not doubting), realizing (not fearing), that God doeth all things well. If we hold to this thought with a steadfast determination, in sincerity and truth, all mortal fears will vanish and the results will be beyond our expectations.

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June 10, 1911

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