Love Heals Alienation

Today it seems awfully easy to become alienated from the mainstream of human life and from those whom we tend to blame for conditions as we see them. In fact, some people, looking at the problems of the world, are throwing up their hands in disgust and withdrawing into a counter-culture. To them, these problems seem too immense and society painfully slow in finding remedies.

Unquestionably there has been much foot-dragging, much insensitivity and selfish indifference, but turning our back on these evils won't destroy them. What is needed is more love, and that need begins with us. By living a life of genuine love we can strike at the root of the unhappiness and confusion that may be darkening our outlook on life.

Whether we are young or old, life can look pretty good when seen through the lens of love. Then we begin to help ourselves and others. Our love goes out to leaven the thought of all mankind. The study and practice of Christian Science dissolves any sense of gloom and reveals life to be a worthwhile adventure—an expanding, satisfying experience in which we get glimpses of our true identity and gain a surer sense of direction. Instead of seeing existence as a dehumanizing rat race, we begin to see a spiritual reality beyond the scope of the material senses. We learn that the understanding of God and of man's relationship to Him can alter our whole outlook and experience for the better and inspire us to reach out beyond ourselves to help others. It was this truth of God and man that sparked Christ Jesus' loving mission for mankind. He said, "I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly." John 10:10;

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November 7, 1970

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