"One lowly offering"

What is it that lifts a system of religion to deserved fame?" asks our Leader, Mary Baker Eddy. And she answers her own question (The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany, p. 258 ): "Nothing is worthy the name of religion save one lowly offering—love."

It may seem strange at first that our Leader should have used the word "lowly" to describe that which constitutes the greatest of all, attainments in religion. But the Christian Scientist learns in his struggles with the false sense of self and the world that only in the deepest humility and meekness, yea, in the most unspeakable reverence for God and His Christ, can love be found. This humility is not self-depreciative; but it is a firm acknowledgment of the all-power and all-presence of God, who is Love. Such an acknowledgment results in consistent action with this knowledge.

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