Who Loves Divine Love Lives

For ages the First Commandment has been glibly repeated by the tongue, yet mankind has had only a limited sense of the fullness of life and joy that comes from truly exercising this grand rule of life. To "love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself," was admitted by the Master to be the way "to inherit eternal life." "This do," he said, "and thou shalt live." Now, how may one do this?

The Master, the one who did it best of all, declared, "I go unto my Father." Following his example, we too may go to the Father. By studying the many statements we find in the Bible accredited to him, we can follow him by admitting man's relation to God, man's oneness with God, and by knowing that we can do nothing of ourselves, but what we see the Father do. We acknowledge the Father, divine Love, as supreme, as the source of all spiritual faculties, and as continually expressing all Love's qualities in man. Thus we give God all the glory, and find strength, blessedness, and bliss in expressing Him.

That God is Love we learn from the Bible, and from the study of Christian Science. Have we also learned this from experience? In the textbook of Christian Science, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," Mary Baker Eddy says (p. 276), "If God is admitted to be the only Mind and Life, there ceases to be any opportunity for sin and death." Has the love of Love been truly admitted, been allowed so to enter our hearts as to enable us to realize that the boundless bliss of divine being is likewise the bliss of the son, who never has left the bosom of the Father, the idea which has never departed from its Principle?

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Truth Practiced
July 18, 1936

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