"Seeketh not her own"

THE true Christian attitude is set forth in Paul's fine definition of charity as spiritual love, in the thirteenth chapter of his first letter to the Corinthians. "Charity . . . seeketh not her own," says one part of the definition. Spiritual love, of a verity, does not need to strive, since serenity is a condition of its perfection.

On page 8 of her Message to The Mother Church for 1902 Mrs. Eddy tells us, "Scientific Christianity works out the rule of spiritual love; it makes man active, it prompts perpetual goodness, for the ego, or I, goes to the Father, whereby man is Godlike." The rule of life for the progressive and loving Christian Scientist comes to be the continuous process of listening to the voice of God and obeying the divine commands. The path of this process leads ever away from selfish interest, ever toward the emancipation of humanity, since divine Love is without partiality. Understanding man to be the manifestation of divine Mind, Jesus was eminently an active Christian, devoted to performance, rising above mortal selfhood. He said, "He that speaketh of himself seeketh his own glory: but he that seeketh his glory that sent him, the same is true, and no unrighteousness is in him."

February 18, 1928

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