"As I have loved you"

Christ Jesus ' "new commandment . . . That ye love one another," is probably one of the first admonitions brought to the attention of the student of Christian Science. Indeed, he can hardly hope to make much progress in the apprehension of Truth unless he perceives in a measure the significance of this command; for as the Apostle John declared, "He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love." And a knowledge of God is the foundation of Christian Science. It may even be said that an exact understanding of the nature of infinite Being is the all of divine Science, since "there is none else beside him."

But how shall we proceed in the attempt to love those apparently imperfect mortals with whom we are associated day by day? How shall we overlook their faults, how condone their shortcomings, which are so like our own? This is, to be sure, a toilsome task. Fortunately, it is not the path our love must take, if it is to compare with the pure affection of him who was master of this divine art.

The Realm of Mind
January 14, 1939

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