Love Is Power

Scientifically understood, divine Love is expressed as power and unswerving loyalty to Truth. It is the standard by which we are enabled to test our every thought and action, proving if the words of our mouth and meditations of our heart are being brought into strict obedience to the Christ and are acceptable to God. Christian Science teaches that if we would be happy and at peace here and now we must argue on the right side, and having caught even a glimpse of the truth of being, we are ready to indorse Mrs. Eddy's statement on page 452 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," where she says, "When the spiritual sense of Truth unfolds its harmonies, you take no risks in the policy of error." Mrs. Eddy says in "Christian Healing," (p. 10), "You are the attorney for the case, and will win or lose according to your plea." Should evil suggestion tempt us to think or speak unkindly of a brother, or should depression, discouragement, sorrow attempt to enter in, then as always it is the time to declare firmly and with conviction the allness of divine Mind, mentally asking, Is this thought in line with Principle, Love? Then as one listens for the "still small voice," the answer will assuredly be given and the obedient seeker be led into the path of righteousness and steadfast peace.

The answer to all problems is to be found in the Love which is God, the only power, presence, intelligence, and source of action; for there is no power opposed to omnipotence. Ever present Love cannot be separated from its expression. "Lo, I am with you alway" is literally true; for the Christ, Truth, is forever present, ever right there where error claims to be. Error has neither intelligence nor power, for God is the only intelligence, and only that which He knows about man and the universe is true; and that is all there is to know. Divine Love is Principle, the one government. Government is power expressed in action, the activity of good manifested as true law. Our Leader says (Retrospection and Introspection, p. 61): "Christian Science declares that sickness is a belief, a latent fear, made manifest on the body in different forms of fear or disease. This fear is formed unconsciously in the silent thought, as when you awaken from sleep and feel ill, experiencing the effect of a fear whose existence you do not realize; but if you fall asleep, actually conscious of the truth of Christian Science,—namely, that man's harmony is no more to be invaded than the rhythm of the universe,—you cannot awake in fear or suffering of any sort." Realizing this truth, then, that "man's harmony is no more to be invaded than the rhythm of the universe," we can safely leave every circumstance in the care of our Father, divine Mind, trusting Him to supply the wisdom and guidance to enable us to be so conscious of His business that we shall seek first "the kingdom of God, and his righteousness," thus helping in the world's great need of to-day to bring good amid the shadow of strife and false belief of limitations by spiritual understanding as taught in Christian Science; for surely this is the true constructive work which will help to build the church triumphant.

February 5, 1921

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