Divine Love Meets Human Needs

"Divine Love always has met and always will meet every human need,"  Science and Health, p. 494; writes Mrs. Eddy. These words, sometimes appearing on the wall of a Christian Science church, are often a newcomer's introduction to the teachings of Christian Science. He finds them comforting and full of promise, but questions may immediately come to his thought.

One question probably is, "How can this promise be true when history is a record of unmet human needs?" To understand the validity of Mrs. Eddy's statement, we need to note the premise upon which she bases her reasoning and understand how individuals may apply the truth of these words in human affairs.

First, "divine Love" is used in Christian Science as another name for God, the one creator. "He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love,"  I John 4:8; the Bible tells us.

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Proving Our Ability to Love
May 31, 1969

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