Love's Tender Lesson

On pages 149 and 150 of "The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany," Mary Baker Eddy presents a great truth in these words: "Remember, thou canst be brought into no condition, be it ever so severe, where Love has not been before thee and where its tender lesson is not awaiting thee. Therefore despair not nor murmur, for that which seeketh to save, to heal, and to deliver, will guide thee, if thou seekest this guidance."

In Christian Science we learn that the seeming severity of a material condition is no obstacle to its banishment through the understanding and power of divine Love. When, in their hopelessness, the sick, the sinful, the disconsolate turn to God in Christian Science, they are healed as they learn to rely radically upon the divine Mind, and as the truth that all real being is forever preserved and encompassed by divine Love is clearly understood.

When the weary and heavy-laden came to Christ Jesus seeking release, he did not discourage their faith in God's healing power; neither did he speak harshly to them. Instead, he taught them of the loveliness of the divine character, and of the availability of Truth to meet their needs. To the repentant sinner, Jesus said, "Thy sins be forgiven thee;" to the helpless invalid, "Rise, take up thy bed, and walk;" to tired humanity, "Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls." Those who were willing to learn Love's tender lesson were healed as their understanding was opened to receive the Christ-message, which brought them the knowledge of God's omnipresence and omnipotence and of man's perfection as God's image and likeness.

Uplifting the Spiritual Idea
June 22, 1940

We'd love to hear from you!

Easily submit your testimonies, articles, and poems online.