"Love thy neighbor as thyself"

In these days when resentment and hatred are much in evidence, obedience to the Master's great correlative to the First Commandment seems to require more attention than ever before; and there has been revealed, and is being disseminated in Christian Science, as if in anticipation of this hour of need, a scientific and demonstrable understanding of love which makes such obedience entirely possible. In her Message to The Mother Church for 1901 Mrs. Eddy says that "Love expresses the nature of God" (p. 3 ). St. John declared that "perfect love casteth out fear." Infinite, divine intelligence would necessarily know nothing that could inspire fear; even the suggestion that there might be something to fear would be absent from such consciousness.

The apostle also said, "Let us love one another." Let us reflect infinite, divine intelligence; let us know the truth about each other; let us know as God knows. Let us not be misled by appearances, tricked into believing that we are other than what God knows His children to be, deceived into accepting as the truth of being that which is imperfect or offensive to us in ourselves or in others. If we see man as God's spiritual idea, we cannot fail to love and be loved.

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