"Let us love one another"

Many centuries ago, on being questioned as to which is the greatest commandment, Jesus set forth a very significant fact, namely, that second only to loving and obeying God supremely we should love our neighbor as ourselves. The importance of this second great commandment has been recognized throughout the centuries since Jesus' time by countless men and women who have proved that by obedience to it they have been saved not only from inharmonious human relationships, but also from sin, sickness, and death. St. John pleads, "Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God." And he further says, "He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love."

The Science of Mind-healing was revealed to Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, after she had studied the Bible faithfully for years. In her textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," she sets forth the divine Principle of this Science in an understandable and usable way, so that all may apply it and thereby experience the "new birth." She states on page 113 of this textbook that "the vital part, the heart and soulof Christian Science, is Love." Also, she says (ibid., p. 454), "Love inspires, illumines, designates, and leads the way." As we apply the qualities of Love to human problems, realizing that Love, God, can dissolve and does destroy all discordant conditions, we see how truly wonderful is divine Love.

If we should dwell on all the attributes of Love, such as kindness, calmness, graciousness, loveliness, lovableness, strength, courage, and so on, we should soon find that these divine qualities can be applied in every phase of human experience, and we should realize how all-embracing is divine Love.

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Active Witnesses
September 18, 1937

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