"True love loves because that is what Love does"

The Love That Heals

The cure for an ill may be more love. Whether the ill is emotional, social, financial, or physical, a greater love for God and for God's idea, man, will do much to alleviate the symptoms. And in many cases it corrects the cause and eliminates the disease.

In some instances, however, our efforts to love more may seem fruitless. We pour loving thoughts on everything and everybody, and the loving gives us a warmer feeling inside, but on the outside nothing seems to happen. We then need to examine carefully and prayerfully the nature of the love we are expressing. Just what is this love, and where it is coming from?

Christ Jesus' life was an illustration of true love. His healing works showed the power of that love, and his sacrifice on the cross revealed an essential characteristic of his love. True love appears when and where the mortal self surrenders to spiritual identity. Jesus said: "This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends."John 15:12, 13;

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Conquering Contagious Disease
November 28, 1977

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