The World of Love

"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." These words of St. John envisage the loveliness of God's world, pure in eternal light, the creation of perfect Mind, and man reflecting his Maker, imperishable in Life. God's world, divine Science demonstrates, is not remote or inaccessible, but ever present, realizable in spirituality of thought in daily living. Boundless are the blessings derived from this gospel of Truth, which causes men to grow in Christ's love and so to see more and more of reality, more of the substance of Spirit, in freedom, joy, perpetually renewed.

The light of God's love shines in the hearts of men to heal and help them as through Truth they become obedient to God's law, identifying themselves in the Father's love, leaving materiality with its false laws and limitations. Mary Baker Eddy has written in the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 335), "Only by losing the false sense of Soul can we gain the eternal unfolding of Life as immortality brought to light." The light of spiritual beauty and goodness is always shining, making available for us the order of heaven—refreshment, encouragement, achievement far above human hopes and ideals. Science demonstrates that all the manifestations of Life, God, are progressively beautiful. The individual learns what goodness is because God is perfect and knows no evil; he learns to love because God is Love; he conquers disease and sin in the might of Spirit; he is grateful because of the purity of Love, which gives him heavenly joy and wisdom and reveals the precision of Truth in his affairs.

The true ideal of man is infinite because Life is infinite, and so, as this ideal is followed, human existence is transformed and eternality in Love appears, fulfilling the glorious promises of God. Thus men may one and all apprehend the spiritual idea and demonstrate the love of Christ in consciousness.

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The Universal Invitation
April 4, 1942

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