Love's Loveliness

God is Love, and He is everywhere. It follows, then, that Love must be everywhere present, everywhere expressed. And Love's loveliness is fully expressed in its idea, man. Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, tells us in the Christian Science textbook, "Man is the expression of God's being." Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 470; What, then, of the unlovely traits we often see expressed on the human scene—bitterness, anger, strife, hatred, criticism, self-justification, and the like? These certainly are unlovely, and unloving thoughts can create havoc when indulged. Do these thoughts emanate from God? No. God is not a god of fear and condemnation. God is Love, and since God changes not, He eternally preserves His own image, or expression, man. Then we can conclude that these false character traits do not belong to God's man—the only man—are not inherent in his nature, do not originate in his consciousness, and have no power to attach themselves to him.

What is disruptive thinking, and where does it originate? It is simply the false product of a false, material mind claiming the power to personalize its pseudo actions. This false talker says, "I can make you think of yourself as a mortal. I have the power to overwhelm your thinking, and make you acknowledge a power apart from God." But its lie is powerless before the law of God, the only Mind, forever asserting Himself as All. Love is always present. Love's allness precludes evil's anywhereness. Man is Love's idea— cherished, loved, satisfied, complete. He has never moved outside Love's allness to become an isolated entity. Love is his Mind, his Life. And because God is doing all, we are able to say to disruptive suggestions, "You're not my thought, and I will not give you activity or life by letting you use me against myself or my brother."

Are You Claiming the Good at Hand as Yours?
April 10, 1976

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