"Strength in union"

In "Miscellaneous Writings" (p. 98) Mrs. Eddy speaks of "strength in union." She says, "We come to strengthen and perpetuate our organizations and institutions; and to find strength in union,—strength to build up, through God's right hand, that pure and undefiled religion whose Science demonstrates God and the perfectibility of man."

This union, in which we find strength, involves discernment of the activity of divine Mind. Only in expressing the one Mind can we work together for good, protected from any of the conflicting personal opinions which are disastrous to complete agreement. When mere personal opinions come into a situation, at that moment and in that measure full cooperation is absent. Such opinions, based on human judgment or sentiment, can never wholly coincide. They do not know how to be unanimous.

A troubled world cries out for healing and redemption. We need the strength of unity for our task. Since divine Mind is the only Mind, His wisdom is adequate for us, and the expression by us of this wisdom is adequate every problem. Our Leader has made it clear that all true thinking coincides with divine Mind, which never ceases to love. Christ Jesus spoke of giving us more abundant life. Surely our lives, lived in awareness of our unity with divine Mind, must express the abundant quality of loving-kindness; in this Godlike loving-kindness will be manifested in greater unanimity in our work together. Divine Love may be said to be the life of Christian Science. Through the love of God we heal and save, forgive and are forgiven. Love includes all that is true, and only that which is true. Divine Love reflects itself in tenderness born of pure intelligence, in which there can be no aversions or disruptions of any kind. In all-inclusive Love there can be nothing unlike itself.

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June 15, 1935

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