"A balance on the side of good"

"Consider the lilies how they grow: they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these." In these words of Christ Jesus, as recorded in Luke's Gospel, we may hear the command to acknowledge with gratitude the perfection of divine Mind, and all that God does for man; the purity and grace of true being, the natural beauty of Truth. These things are the raiment of our lives, God-given and God-sustained. In the measure that we toil and spin not for selfish gain, but relying on God, we are clad in His raiment of truth and love, and the beauty of His work appears.

It is the joy of divine Love which beautifies and fructifies human existence as the ideas of Truth appear in the loveliness of thought dependent on Mind, cultivated beyond the crudities of the mortal senses; for so Love outlines our being in reality.

Love has made a perfect world for God's children, a world of spiritual light and joy, so beautiful that only the pure in heart see it and the lowly achieve it. Experience shows that as there is one Life only, the Life divine, so there is one way, the way of Love, whereby men find rest unto their souls, as Jesus promised, and are able intelligently to lay down the mortal sense of life in order to find spiritual vitality and joy. Christ's law is interpreted in these words by Mary Baker Eddy in "Miscellaneous Writings" (p. 104): "I will love, if another hates. I will gain a balance on the side of good, my true being. This alone gives me the forces of God wherewith to overcome all error."

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The Weapon of Our Warfare
September 5, 1942

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