The Loving-Kindness of God

On page 312 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" Mrs. Eddy writes, "Mortals believe in a finite personal God; while God is infinite Love, which must be unlimited." What a sublime truth, that God is infinite Love! But how difficult at times it seems for mortals to break away from their finite, limited concept of Deity, notwithstanding the fact that these concepts fetter them so grievously! To think of God as finite is to believe that the power of good is limited, that intelligence is circumscribed, that divine Love is inadequate to meet all the needs of humanity. To think of God as finite is in belief to cut one's self adrift from His ever present resources; whereas, to know Him as infinite Love and intelligence is to invoke the law which makes the unlimited divine resources of good available.

God is Love. Surely we cannot desire Him to be more than infinite Love! What does the fact imply? That God's creation is cared for with a tenderness far beyond human comprehension; that God's creation is perfectly protected, perfectly sustained, and that its immortality is therefore ensured. Mrs. Eddy gave the name of Father-Mother to Deity, thereby emphasizing the loving relationship between Him and His creation. She says (Science and Health, p. 332), "Father-Mother is the name for Deity, which indicates His tender relationship to His spiritual creation." What a relationship is this, embodying as it does every attribute of good!

August 9, 1930

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