Love Thinks No Evil

"Christianity," Mrs. Eddy tells us, "is the summons of divine Love for man to be Christlike—to emulate the words and the works of our great Master" (The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany, p. 148); and she turns her students to the study of the life of Jesus, knowing that an understanding of his words and works will disclose those divine characteristics which they must acquire before they can be truly said to be his followers, and to possess the Mind "which was also in Christ Jesus"—the supreme spirituality upon which true Christianity is based, and which must be gained before they can hope to heal as Jesus did.

As the student lovingly turns to the Bible and studies the record of the few brief years of the earthly history of the great demonstrator of the Christ, Truth,—the patient, meek, loving, self-sacrificing, sinless career of Jesus of Nazareth,—he begins to realize the wisdom of our dear Leader in urging her students to renewed effort in following the Master's example.

The student also sees that the world's persistency in its effort to induce men to accept the mortal as real, to judge mortals as good or evil, and to love or hate their brothers on that basis, to hold matter and material conditions as real to the exclusion of the contemplation of Spirit and its verities, is but error's effort at self-preservation. Deceitful material sense would reverse Jesus' statement, "It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing." If mortals can be induced to accept, judge, condemn, or acquit on the basis of belief in the reality of matter, they will give to error its sole chance of seeming existence, while the recognition of the spirituality of man and the universe must result in the overthrow of error's every claim, and in its final annihilation.

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