Only One Real Presence—Love

When , asks the peace-loving thought, will men cease their material striving? When will they sacrifice their egotism, with its selfishness, jealousy, envy, and greed? When will they part with their desire for place and power, and with the warring that accompanies the desire? Only when they discover for themselves the great truth, which Christian Science reveals, that there is but one real power and presence in the universe—Love—and proceed to prove it. It were well that men pondered these questions and their answer. All too frequently they take for granted that the evils incidental to mortal existence are inevitable, and fail in consequence to trouble themselves about a remedy. But remedy there is; and Christian Science makes it known.

In persistently declaring that God, Love, is infinite—All—Christian Science is doing a wonderful thing, the significance of which is gradually but surely impressing itself on the consciousness of mankind. What a thought, that Love and only Love is real! That Love fills all space—is everywhere; that in reality there is no presence or power in the entire universe but Love! The thought of the glory of Love's presence causes us to bow our heads in deepest reverence and humility—we who may have believed far differently in the past. Yet how feebly we seem to grasp the value of this truth for humanity! But to catch hold of it even in a limited degree, how much it means of gladness! Only one real presence, only one real power—Love!

Now, what is implied in the statement that God is infinite Love? That nothing the opposite of Love has any real existence; in other words, that jealousy, envy, greed, selfishness—evil in whatever form—have no reality. That is what Mrs. Eddy discovered; and one need not be considered overbold in saying of her discovery that it is one of the greatest ever made. But think of the courage needed in making it known to the world; the courage needed in persistently declaring it until it began to be accepted by the few, and afterwards by an ever-increasing number of searchers after Truth! God is infinite Love; and evil is unreal. The truth is being established in human consciousness; and the day is coming when the whole world will acknowledge it.

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True Healing Waters
May 18, 1935

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