Above All We Ask

"Divine Love always has met and always will meet every human need" (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, p. 494). What a wonderful assertion! What a wonderful promise! But there is something for us to do. We must become conscious of the nature of God as Love. The presence of God must be realized. We must recognize that God is omnipotent. We must express the qualities which come from the Mind which is Love. Merely affirming the fact that divine Love meets the human need is not sufficient. We must love God with all our heart, soul, and mind, and reflect the Love which is God by expressing gentleness, forgiveness, patience, unselfishness, tolerance, gratitude, purity, fearlessness.

We must see man as he is—lovely, loving, and lovable—as the perfect expression of God. We must know that this is our true selfhood, that it is the true selfhood of everyone—not only of those who love us. Constantly and positively we must know that there is no man but God's man, beautiful and wonderful, the man who is in the likeness of divine Love. We must realize that since God is omnipotent, neither "things present, nor things to come," wars, rumors of war, weather, politics, or any other mortal supposition can keep us from proving that God's man is perfect; and that every need is already met.

We must positively know that there is no malicious or ignorant animal magnetism to obstruct, hinder, or limit our demonstration of supply, of health, joy, purity, holiness. If we are faithful in declaring the fact that divine Love already has met every need, we shall find that God is "able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us." Every need is already met, not partially, but perfectly. And in proportion to our realization of the fact that God is ever-present, omnipotent Love, and man the perfect expression of God, will good come into our human experience.

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Permanency in Government
October 10, 1936

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