Living the Love We Talk

If everyone lived the love they talk, all the world would be aflame with love! Christian Science is a religion of love. It places the great spiritual truth that God is Love, infinite Love, in the forefront of its teachings. Its earnest students realize the necessity of humbly praying for greater enlightenment as to the meaning of love. Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, writes in Miscellaneous Writings, "Oh, may the love that is talked, be felt! and so lived, that when weighed in the scale of God we be not found wanting." Mis., p. 312;

In a world where many claim to have no God at all and others scoff at the thought of one eternal Father, we must not let doubt cause us to believe that we cannot help, that we cannot live the love we talk. We can. We can start each day with the sincere purpose of living the love we understand, so that, when we speak, others feel the power of the Christ-love. Who has not longed to be more loving and lovable? Even those who are considered most loving find that they too must continue to pray for a larger understanding of divine Love. In praying to let immutable Love govern our thinking, and continuing to work from the standpoint of Love's blessed demand that we express love toward all, we have begun to live the love we talk.

Can we honestly say that our thoughts toward others are always loving and solicitous of their well-being, including those who we may feel are not too friendly toward us? Do we see beyond appearances and behold the perfect man created in God's image? Do we have aught but good thoughts, kind thoughts, loving thoughts of all?

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The Healing Presence of the Christ
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