Love, the Basis of Right Thinking

When we begin to gain a knowledge of the truth as taught in Christian Science, we learn that we are dwelling in a spiritual realm, and that we can have dominion in that realm because of man's at-one-ment with God, good. We begin to prove that God is unchanging good, the same yesterday, to-day, and forever, and that the real man is His perfect, unchanging expression.

Evil has many ways of tempting us to believe in its reality and power. It would have us admit that it has real presence and activity, and would penalize us for breaking its false laws. It claims that it can give us happiness through a false sense of love or good; it attempts to fill us full of doubt and fear, as we listen to its arguments. As a result, human existence often seems to be an enigma. The question arises, What is the basis of our thinking?

Our beloved Leader, Mrs. Eddy, says in "Miscellaneous Writings" (p. 117): "Love is the Principle of unity, the basis of all right thinking and acting; it fulfils the law. We see eye to eye and know as we are known, reciprocate kindness and work wisely, in proportion as we love." Love, then, should be the basis of our thinking. We should strive to gain an ever deepening love for God and man. Our spiritual progress depends upon this. And as we grow in purity and goodness, gaining a higher understanding of what love really is, the universe will appear lovelier and more harmonious, expressing to us more of the divine beauty, which mortal eye cannot see. Every forward footstep means a higher concept of Truth; and the effect is seen in the betterment in our human experience. The all-wise, loving Father-Mother God has made provision for man far beyond what we can think or see now; but we can progressively know the deep things of God. Man is the immortal expression of God, perfect and eternal as the creator, always reflecting the one Mind, omnipresent and omnipotent Love.

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"Shew unto man his uprightness"
April 28, 1928

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