The Motherhood of God

"As one whom his mother comforteth, so will I comfort you;" so speaks the prophet Isaiah concerning God. How many memories are associated with the comforting received from one's mother at those times when fears, pains, childhood's disappointments and tragedies seemed overwhelming! The comforting quality of mother-love is early recognized by the average child, who turns instantly in time of trouble to its mother, confident that, no matter what the difficulty may be, all will be well when it reaches her arms.

Christian Science teaches that God is not only our Father, but also our Mother, and that our Father-Mother God is omnipotent, ever available to each and every one of us. The solution of every human problem necessitates the realization of the true nature of God and man and their relation to each other. If one has been in the habit of recognizing God only as Father, one's understanding of God has been incomplete, for it has been motherless. Through this limited concept of God one has not been availing one's self of one's divine right not only to be mothered, in the highest sense, but also to express, through reflection, the spirit of true motherhood.

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