Learning to Love

Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, says in her book, "No and Yes" (p. 39): "True prayer is not asking God for love; it is learning to love, and to include all mankind in one affection. Prayer is the utilization of the love wherewith He loves us." The teachings of Christian Science lead its students to gain an evergrowing sense of God as divine Principle, Love, and of what it means to love as Jesus loved—to love one's neighbor as oneself, and to know all as the loved of Love.

This spiritual sense of Love is gained step by step, and even as each step is gained there is revealed to the earnest student the necessity for still higher attainment in this line of spiritual progress. The understanding of universal Love, impartial, infinite, in other words, the understanding of God's love for each of His children, comes gradually to thought, and the student glimpses some of the glorious possibilities which lie ahead as this higher understanding is gained.

October 9, 1943

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