"Thy lovingkindness, O God!"

No theme can be greater than that of the loving-kindness of God. But how feebly is this loving-kindness appreciated, even after all these centuries since first men began to recognize the divine fact that God is Love! It would seem as if mankind, generally, had as yet come far short of the spiritual altitude reached by the Psalmist when he wrote in the thirty-sixth psalm: "How excellent is thy lovingkindness, O God! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings. ... O continue thy lovingkindness unto them that know thee; and thy righteousness to the upright in heart."

Christ Jesus taught God's love for men. "Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered," he said. It was as if he had told his hearers that God's love is unlimited; that nothing is beyond the reach of its protecting care. John also dwelt a great deal on the same sublime subject. He wrote, "And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him." And Christian Science to-day upholds the inspired teaching of prophet, Messiah, and apostly. Mrs. Eddy writes in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 2), "God is Love;" and immediately thereafter she asks the simple but arresting question, "Can we ask Him to be more?"

The truth that God is Love needs to be pondered, deeply pondered, by all. Like many another divine truth, as a rule it is far too lightly considered, with the inevitable result that men fail to grasp its significance. Just think what it signifies, this truth that God is Love—infinite Love. It means that everywhere there is infinite protection for all, because omnipotent Love is omnipresent. It means that nowhere is there any real power which can injure or destroy, because the fact of infinite Love implies that there is no reality in aught but good. Thus one may perceive that the reason why men so generally fail to acknowledge, or grasp more than feebly, the truth that God is Love is largely due to the belief which mortals entertain that evil is real, a belief which Christian Science shows to be entirely without foundation in the light of the allness of God, good.

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May 15, 1926

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