"Strange perversity"

BECAUSE divine Love is infinite, it must be infinitely expressed. No limited human concept can exemplify the totality of good. Each one is entitled to turn to Principle, divine Love, from his own standpoint, and to demostrate its infinity for himself. A man must recognize that his sense of truth is, at the best, but his sense of good, and not all there is to the infinite goodness of God. Others have right to their sense of truth likewise. No one has discerned and demonstrated the truth so exclusively as to have a monopoly of understanding. Charity, cooperation, and real fellowship are requisite to the exemplification of divine Love in daily experience. As Mrs. Eddy says in "Miscellaneous Writings" (p. 293), "The sum total of Love reflected is exemplified, and includes the whole duty of man: Truth perverted, in belief, becomes the creator of the claim of error."

To think that human hatred and brutality are love or can ever be evidence of love is to pervert the truth. Mortal mind, from its very nature, tries to distort and reverse; but, fortunately, mortal mind is nothing merely supposing itself to be something. In a little article called "Love" (Miscellaneous Writings, pp. 249-250) Mrs. Eddy writes: "What a word! I am in awe before it. Over what worlds on worlds it hath range and is sovereign! the underived, the incomparable, the infinite All of good, the alone God, is Love." There can be nothing more than the allness of good, divine intelligence spiritually manifest as harmonious action. Supposititius mortal mind's belief that the love of divine Mind can be turned into hate is illusion without any real basis. The all-inclusive divine consciousness produces and maintains only its spiritual manifestation. That is why it is loving. Its all-inclusiveness precludes any suppositional opposite from substituting itself for or successfully attacking the reality. The truth remains forever untouched by mortal beliefs.

The Dawn of Truth
April 23, 1921

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