The Miracle of Unbroken Friendship

The face of friendship is the face of love, shining with the reflected glory of Christliness; it has no shaded side of ambiguity, no disastrous depths of dualism, no sinister shallows of treachery. Among the tinseled fripperies of worldliness and the misleading masks of personal popularity, it glows with the unchanging loveliness of goodness.

Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, placed a high estimate on friendship, as these words in "Retrospection and Introspection" reveal: "There are no greater miracles known to earth than perfection and an unbroken friendship." Ret., p. 80;

The delicate yet tensile strength of true friendship can withstand constant use and strong demands, but to maintain it, the gentle use of tact, unselfishness, and loving considerateness is required. In its exemplification of true brotherhood, friendship gives a glimpse of heaven itself, where love is recognized as the conditioning force of all real being and existence.

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Dominion, Not Accusation
March 11, 1967

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