The Outstretched Arm of Love

In her Message to The Mother Church for 1901, our Leader, Mary Baker Eddy, says (p. 1), "Beloved brethren, to-day I extend my heart-and-hand-fellowship to the faithful, to those whose hearts have been beating through the mental avenues of mankind for God and humanity; and rest assured you can never lack God's outstretched arm so long as you are in His service." In "Miscellaneous Writings" (p. 183) she writes: " 'Who hath believed our report?' Who understands these sayings? He to whom the arm of the Lord is revealed; to whom divine Science unfolds omnipotence, that equips man with divine power while it shames human pride."

When the student of Christian Science considers, even a little, the meaning of omnipotence, there begins to unfold to his thought that humility which alone can reveal the divine all-power with which he is equipped. He can no longer passively accept the ministrations of Science for his own good alone, but must actively accept the truth and express it in helping others. He knows that a Christian Science church furnishes many avenues of service; and if he is not already a member, he takes progressive steps to become one. He does this not only for his own protection and growth, but to further the Cause which has so abundantly blessed him.

"What lack I yet?"
October 10, 1942

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