Divine Love the One Cause

The redeeming, restoring ministry of Christ Jesus, his winsome character, all that he expressed, pointed to God, divine Love, as the one good-bestowing and all-enfolding spiritual cause. From divine Principle, Love, emanated his spontaneous healing power, his stern rebukes, his endurance, and his compassion. Seamless as the robe he wore was his impenetrable reflection of divine Love; and because Jesus applied to every mortal temptation the perfect fact of spiritual causation, error's shafts found in the Way-shower no weak place through which to demoralize him.

Abiding, as he did, in divine Love as the one and only cause, shall not we, through similar obedience to divine Principle, strengthen what may seem to be our weak points? Every man, woman, and child who earnestly applies the teachings of Christian Science can reflect enough of divine Love to resist all fear, refute all erroneous suggestion, surmount all difficulties, and manifest permanent health. Divine Love does not either endanger the life, tempt, or mar the purity of its own offspring; nor does God suffer any hypothetical power to impart discord to His spiritual ideas. Spiritual man, be it remembered, is just as immune from temptation as is God Himself, for man exists only as the reflection of his Maker; therefore he has no capacity to cognize or express discord.

Now what effect does the knowledge of divine Love as the only cause have upon the mortal who honestly applies it to all his perplexities, his belief in physical ailments, limited circumstances, and the hard angles of his character? It gives him the measuring rod of Truth and Love whereby to learn to measure up to his true sonship. This true knowledge impels him to deny the discord which is apparently seen through the physical senses, and to affirm the invisible good which these senses see not. The understanding of spiritual causation empowers him to obey Truth's demand, "Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment."

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Notes from the publishing House
November 16, 1929

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