Yielding to Divine Love

On page 35 of "No and Yes" Discoverer of Christian Science and Founder of the Christian Science movement, Mary Baker Eddy, gives us this promise: "When human struggles cease, and mortals yield lovingly to the purpose of divine Love, there will be no more sickness, sorrow, sin, and death." To learn how to yield to divine Principle, Love, is important in the progress of a Christian Scientist.

Considering a dictionary definition of the word "yield," we learn that it means "to give way; give up; submit; surrender." In the practice of yielding we find that it requires constant subduing of our personal sense of self with its multitude of material desires. In giving way to divine Love we are compelled to turn away from material to spiritual thinking. This may seem quite a task, but the self-immolation and spiritual growth resulting from this scientific submission to God brings constant joyous recompense.

To give up may mean many sacrifices of one's accustomed routine of living, his tastes, ambitions, and prejudices, in order that he may be prepared to receive the rich blessings that result from realizing God's presence and government in all of his affairs. It also requires us to relinquish beliefs of limitation, lack of all kinds, sickness, and all other forms of discord. Certainly it also compels the giving up of criticism, condemnation, envious and jealous thoughts of others. In place of these we shall then experience the joy of thinking of our brother as God would have us do, recognizing and rejoicing in the good he expresses.

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December 13, 1930

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