The Basis for Forgiveness

The French have a saying to the effect that to understand all is to forgive all—a thoughtful observation on relationships.

We can find in Christian Science the soundest basis for forgiveness: the spiritually scientific understanding of the real man, which, when we admit it, aids us in being more forgiving. From the point of view of this Science, man is the manifestation of God, not a mortal who can cause injury or be the object of dislike or misunderstanding. Apprehending and applying Christian Science, we go further than blotting out of thought those who we believe have been unjust to us, or simply tolerating those we feel are antipathetic to us. Science shows us the way to love that is demonstration of the Love which is God. This love is different from, and far in advance of, a mere willingness to put up with someone who has used us badly.

Resurrection and Ascension-Our Own
April 9, 1977

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