Healing Through Unselfed Love

In the opening paragraph of the chapter on Prayer, the first chapter in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," Mrs. Eddy writes, "The prayer that reforms the sinner and heals the sick is an absolute faith that all things are possible to God, —a spiritual understanding of Him, an unselfed love." And on page 192 of the same book we read, "Whatever holds human thought in line with unselfed love, receives directly the divine power."

The yearning of many a seeking heart is to learn how to attain and maintain this all-important quality of unselfed love. The answer must ever be, Through spiritual understanding and obedience. Unselfed love silences the insistent clamor of the material senses, the demand for acquisition, the desire for place and power. Unselfed love proves the material senses to be illusory, unstable, altogether unsatisfying. It exposes and destroys evil tendencies and wrong thinking, and plants the feet firmly on the rock of spiritual aspiration and understanding. Unselfed love is not something to be acquired, but to be recognized as forever manifested through the real man. It is the atmosphere of Spirit, the kingdom of God, the reflection of Mind, the operation of divine Principle. When through the expression of impersonal love one knows God, he sees God's man, including himself, as joyous, free, successful, and happy. He sees the universe as the manifestation of God, also spiritual and perfect. Then fear ceases to enslave him, and he is clothed with spiritual power.

The Widow's Mite
October 2, 1926

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