Dependence on God's Impartial Love

We are all familiar, I'm sure, with the Bible declaration, "God is love." I John 4:16; But are we all aware of its deep implications? Do we all realize that divine Love is infinite, ever present, and constant in bestowing its own inexhaustible bliss? Do we know that Love is unchanging, ever-active good?

As one learns more of God as Love, there comes a wonderful feeling not only of Love's nearness and immediacy but of God's most tender cherishing of all His children, of God's perfect direction and sustenance of universal being. In the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health, Mary Baker Eddy assures us that "Love is impartial and universal in its adaptation and bestowals." Science and Health, p. 13;

Many people, young and old alike, feel left out, brushed aside, ignored, forgotten. They look around and see others being loved, being needed, being happy—but not themselves. Thinking that the love they yearn for must originate in another person, they may set themselves requirements of a "who" and a "how" and a "when." Then, if happiness is not forthcoming, self-pity and disappointment set in. Depending on a person to fulfill the need for love can be very unsatisfying. The primary dependence needs to be on God, the source of all good for all men.

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January 13, 1973

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