God Measurement of Love

God supplies the real man's needs according to the immeasurableness of divine Love. But what is the human need, and what is meant by the measurement of divine Love?

To the mortal sense of things, the human need usually presents itself in a very definite way; it may be need of money, friends, home, successful business, opportunities for usefulness, or in many other forms. Then, having presented itself and been accepted as a human need, mortal belief immediately hedges itself around with its own limited concept, and seeks to define to Deity what its need is and what will satisfy or meet it. The mortal sense of things thus unwittingly starts out to rob God of His power to supply all human needs according to the measure of His love. Mrs. Eddy says in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 255): "Mortal man has made a covenant with his eyes to belittle Deity with human conceptions. In league with material sense, mortals take limited views of all things."

Our Leader defines "measure" as applied to God in the statement (ibid., p. 336), "Allness is the measure of the infinite, and nothing less can express God." The measure of God's power to supply every need is the measure of infinite Love. If divine Love were less than all, it would cease to be God, who is infinite. The true need of mankind is always to know and understand God as Love that is inexhaustible, unchanging, and unceasingly outpouring upon His creation unlimited intelligence, health, substance, life, activity, good.

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March 2, 1929

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