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The Love that Heals
"Does Love heal everything?" asked a little boy in a Christian Science Sunday school class. "Oh, yes," the teacher replied, "because Love is the only power and there is not anything else that is real." The little fellow looked up questioningly and said, "There is a little boy in my school who won't play with me, and I wish he would." The teacher answered, "You must not care whether he plays with you or not; you just make sure that you love him, and all will come out right." On the next Sunday he came to Sunday school all beaming, and said, "I didn't have to care whether he played with me or not; I just knew I loved him, and he asked me to coast on his new sled." The child was happy and satisfied because he had proved that Love heals. The teacher, too, gained much from this simple little lesson. We do not have to care whether people "play with us" or not; in other words, whether or not we have our own way; we merely need to know that "Love is reflected in love" (Science and Health, p. 17), and this being the law of Principle, it must follow that we shall love every one.
It is a great privilege to teach in the Christian Science Sunday school. There is an opportunity for learning so many lessons from the simple, childlike thought. The Master says, "Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven." How true this is! Except we have that childlike, simple trust and faith in divine Love, free from all self and worldliness, we cannot know that "peace of God, which passeth all understanding."
The writer remembers once saying to a friend, "Oh, the way is so hard and there is so much to overcome," and the friend lovingly but firmly replied: "Yes, it is a hard road if we take the selfish, self-centered way; but oh, how easy and joyous it is if we take the childlike, happy one. All we have to do is just to live to love and reflect Love moment by moment; and that is surely easy." Our Leader tells us of this way in her poem entitled "Love" (Poems, p. 6):—
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