Law

A Dictionary defines "law" in part as follows: "A rule established among a community, and enjoining or prohibiting certain action, ... the science concerned with it." Ever since civilization began, law has been one of the essentials to organized society, individual freedom, and mankind's progress, and the very great importance that the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, Mary Baker Eddy, attached to a correct understanding of law is shown by the number of references she makes to law in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" and in "Prose Works."

God's law was revealed to Moses in the mountain, and to the prophets in similar states of exalted thought. Christ Jesus was so conscious of his oneness with the Father that he had complete understanding of the divine law and how it worked in human consciousness to leaven and bless; and, thanks to the consecration and prayer of Mrs. Eddy, students of Christian Science now have access to God's law and its practical results. Through communion with God we become aware of the unity of Principle and idea, Father and son, and are ushered into the realization of our law-constituted individuality, an individuality that expresses the fullness of the Christ, that is, the perfect and complete idea of Mind, the expression of Love, the embodiment of Life. Because law is the evidence of God working in us, every quality of God is seen in the manifestation of law, which operates only through the divine Principle, Life, Truth, and Love, and its divine attributes. The essential unity of law and Love is well expressed in the words of a hymn,

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