"The universal solvent"

Man is existent in divine Mind. At no time can he be separated from good. The false senses argue that man is material; that he is in the midst of human problems which cut him off from God's loving care. But there is always a way out of such situations, and that way is found through the guidance of Love. No condition is too severe, no problem too difficult, nor any seeming danger too imminent for Love to solve and vanquish.

Mrs. Eddy admonishes us (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 242), "In patient obedience to a patient God, let us labor to dissolve with the universal solvent of Love the adamant of error,—self-will, self-justification, and self-love,—which wars against spirituality and is the law of sin and death." Nothing more illuminating can be said of Love. However, error does not encourage its own destruction, but seemingly opposes it in every way possible. The arguments of "self-will, self-justification, and self-love," which war against spirituality, advance many seemingly valid reasons against loving, and this "adamant of error" is what constitutes the "law of sin and death."

Prayerful Solitude
April 27, 1935

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