Love Is the Way

HEALING human discords through God's law of love is by no means an unusual occurrence in the experience of a student of Christian Science. The question arises. How does the student proceed to handle evil which claims to present itself through and as a person? Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, writes (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 71): "Evil has no reality. It is neither person, place, nor thing, but is simply a belief, an illusion of material sense." Evil then—hatred, selfishness, revenge, unloveliness, covetousness, or jealousy—which seems to use a person, must be seen for what it is, namely, a false belief, a lie claiming to be the truth, an error falsely claiming identity.

Christian Science enables one to realize the truth about God and man, as set forth in the first chapter of Genesis, in which God made man in His image and likeness and gave him dominion. This realization that man is perfect, that he is the spiritual image and likeness of all-creating Love, God, Spirit, therefore never touched by evil or sin, but constantly reflecting Love in qualities such as kindness, gentleness, sweetness, purity, understanding, and forgiveness, enables one to separate evil from his concept of man. Thus handled, evil cannot claim identity as a person, but disappears before the understanding of the spiritual facts. Truly, this is applying the law of Love to human situations as Jesus applied it.

"Why callest thou me good?"
April 5, 1941

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