LOVE LOOSENS AND LIFTS

"Love looseth thee, and lifteth me,Ayont hate's thrall:There Life is light, and wisdom might,And God is All."

What Christian Scientist does not love these familiar lines in the poem "Satisfied" from the pen of Mary Baker Eddy (Poems, p. 79)! The verb "loose" cannotes much that appeals to the human family, for what mortal does not seek release from bondage and limitation of one sort or another? A dictionary definition of "loose" includes the following: "To remove the bonds of; to free from restraint; ... to release from anything ... burdensome." Joyous, then, is our Leader's message in the poem that divine Love looses and lifts "ayont hate's thrall"; and what tyrant is akin to hate? In the famous words of Bishop Alexander,

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