"Thy Maker is thine husband"

"We live in an age of Love's divine adventure to be All-in-all," The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany, p. 158; Mrs. Eddy wrote to the Church of Christ, Scientist, at Concord, New Hampshire. Today we are still living in that age; Christian Science challenges all of us to demonstrate the allness of divine Love in our lives. And especially, perhaps, to women who believe they have lost their husbands, whether through death, separation, or divorce, this statement has specific application.

Looked at in the light of Science, widowhood is a claim against the allness of God. It is a belief that the source of good is in person instead of in Principle, and that when one person is no longer with us we are cut off from our source of infinite good and from its manifestation in home, family, supply, happiness.

The stereotyped concept of widow (or widower) is healed by the right concept of woman (or man) in relationship to creative Principle. Women and men alike are in reality the loved children of God, no matter at what stage of human development they seem to be. "Young," "middle-aged," "elderly," are not true characteristics of spiritual man, who is ageless and immortal. "Married," "divorced," "widowed," are words describing states of the human mind. Man's true status rests on the fact that God is the Father-Mother, that each individual idea is invariably complete, a member of God's family, at home in the consciousness of divine Love.

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No Ivory Tower for Love
July 12, 1975

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