Love's Power

The Bible tells us that "love is the fulfilling of the law." The writer lately had a case of healing brought to her attention which well exemplifies this. A young woman was living in an apartment with her husband and mother, and in the same apartment-house lived also her mother-in-law. The two families were constantly in a state of wrangle and misunderstanding, and this state of things wore heavily on our young friend. In time a large goiter developed on her neck. She went to doctors for relief, but in vain. Finally she went to a Christian Science practitioner, and work was taken up for her. One day the mother-in-law came into the apartment to ask some small favor, and to the young woman's surprise and joy her mother jumped up and said: "I have what you want; I'll get it for you." From that instant all was changed, and the young woman almost held her breath, for she felt it was perhaps too good to continue; but love and harmony were established.

In a few days the enlargement in the throat burst. The young woman went to the telephone, called up the practitioner, and said, "You know what you were treating me for? Well, it has burst and is all gone!" The practitioner replied, "I did not treat for disease, but for the realization of Love's presence and power in your home, and by this I know that Love is reflected there."

The Bible teaches us that "God is love," and that where love is, God is. Christian Science brings to light the fact that man is spiritual, the likeness or reflection of God, and so we awake to the fact that just as surely as we reflect the divine Life, which certainly does not "depend on bodily conditions, structure, or economy" (Science and Health, p. 228), so also do we reflect the divine Love which alters not though it alteration finds, but which loves on because divine Life expresses the one Principle, God, that is dependent in no wise upon personality or circumstance.

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"As a hen gathereth her chickens"
June 26, 1915

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