Impartial Love

One of the most glorious visions which Christian Science portrays is that of the impartial nature of divine Love. Echoing Isaiah, it proclaims on page 13 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures": "Love is impartial and universal in its adaptation and bestowals. It is the open fount which cries, 'Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters.'" Love thus presents its limitless invitation, offering all good to all. What priceless privilege, what boundless opportunity is included therein! Could more bountiful, more unlimited blessing be proffered?

In this invitation there is offered refreshment for all; a banquet is set forth where all are to share equally; where none is above another; where supply is without limit, therefore nothing desirable can be lacking; a feast that is unending! In impartial Love is to be found the satisfying of every desire; the fulfillment of every honest purpose; the solution of every problem. Here is where all right efforts reach their perfect fruition. And the only necessary qualifications in order that the invitation may be ours are that we shall realize our need and accept! We have only to thirst and come and partake! Surely wisdom would urge every one to avail himself speedily of this marvelous opportunity to lay hold of all good!

But what of these necessary qualifications? Simple as they are, how many are to-day ready to prove them theirs? Beautiful as the prospect impartial Love holds out to all, the excuses still are heard. So much still claims to be desirable in the material sense of things that mortals are still heard crying out, "Art thou come hither to torment us before the time?" They say, We are having a good time in matter; why not let us go on enjoying the things we still believe we can find pleasure in? Why should we turn completely to Spirit even though it does offer perfect spiritual good? To be sure, we know these so-called material pleasures are transitory and often end in disappointment, nevertheless we are not quite ready to renounce them, since we are always hoping the next indulgence will bring a satisfaction which will endure.

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Notes from the Publishing House
October 25, 1924

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