God's Motherhood

My children used to say, "Mother, you must have eyes in the back of your head!" Good mothers often seem to have an uncanny way of knowing their children's need, even when the children aren't aware of that need. Mothers can soothe hurts, brush away tears, and also know when correction is needed.

The qualities of the good mother are derived from God. How natural and enduring is God's love for His children! God's motherhood cannot be separated from man, the spiritual image of divine Love. Man reflects the unwavering love that his divine Father-Mother God has for all spiritual creation.

Many times children and parents disagree on behavior policy. However, though differing life-styles pose an impasse, the door of communication need not close. Mutual happiness and fulfillment, when governed by God's love, are not subject to the vicissitudes of seeming incompatibility. The trials of human relationships do not impede happiness and spiritual progress when the qualities of God's motherhood are expressed. As a human mother learns patience, forgiveness, and understanding in her quest for Truth in Christian Science, she will find family relationships beautifully enhanced. The human expression of motherhood will be increasingly appreciated as the spiritual qualities emanating directly from the one divine Love become apparent.

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November 9, 1974

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