True Relationship

To one who seems to be confused or unhappy because of discordant human relationships, Christian Science offers a happy solution and adjustment. If sorrow, frustration, or disappointment has resulted from lack of happy human relationship, one can begin to establish in his consciousness the truth of man's relationship to God. It is never too soon or too late to realize the spiritual facts of being.

In "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, writes (p. 332), "Father-Mother is the name for Deity, which indicates His tender relationship to His spiritual creation." And again, in "Miscellaneous Writings," she says (p. 151), "God is our Father and our Mother, our Minister and the great Physician: He is man's only real relative on earth and in heaven."

One who earnestly endeavors to realize man's eternal oneness with God, good, and the indestructibility of this relationship, soon finds his human relationships purified and strengthened. He finds himself joyously realizing true friendship in becoming a better friend himself. In legitimate human companionship, kindred tastes and interests are uplifted and purified for mutual good. Selfishness and personal monopoly cannot enter in because they do not reflect God, divine Principle, upon which all true and satisfying relationship is based.

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"The song of Christian Science"
August 14, 1937

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