Loneliness not Real

How many lonely lives one appears to see in this world; and yet there is no need and no reason for any. Certainly the Christian Scientist can help to do away with this entirely unreal condition. God created man complete: it is therefore not possible to conceive of the infinite One creating man capable of being lonely.

We are told that God created man "in his own image." Is it logical to think of God as being lonely? Is He not complete in Himself? In Genesis we read, "And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth." And in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 515) Mrs. Eddy explains this text by saying: "The eternal Elohim includes the forever universe. The name Elohim is in the plural, but this plurality of Spirit does not imply more than one God, nor does it imply three persons in one. It relates to the oneness, the tri-unity of Life, Truth, and Love. 'Let them have dominion.' Man is the family name for all ideas,—the sons and daughters of God. All that God imparts moves in accord with Him, reflecting goodness and power."

"Thou art there"!
October 3, 1925

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