Proving Our Ability to Love

The success of every human relationship throughout the ages has always been determined by the mental state of the individuals involved, not by their external circumstances. This fact has been rarely recognized, and it is still widely accepted that our present experience is determined by circumstances and conditions external to ourselves, and often beyond our control.

If this control is really available to mankind—and Christian Science proves daily that it is—how can we learn to exercise it? How can even one party to a relationship draw so consistently on the mental forces of harmony as to find secure happiness himself and steadily support the best for his neighbor?

A better human attitude, an ability to see the point of view of the other fellow or a refusal to react in an aggressive manner, is often the means whereby in our contact with others we can bring more harmony into our experience and indeed into theirs. But these human footsteps go only so far. When we turn to the career of Christ Jesus, we soon recognize that the pure understanding of spiritual Love and its demonstration constitute the only method, the only real answer to the problem of human relationships.

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