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A Bridge of Love
Humanity is searching for the solution to the age-old problem of how to live together harmoniously. Nowhere is this solution more needed than in the sphere of intercultural personal relationships— where friend is trying to meet friend across a culture gap. As with any friendship or marriage, each partner in an intercultural friendship or marriage can find a strengthening of that relationship through study and practice of what Christian Science teaches about God and man.
We need to understand the universality of God's infinite, divine, spiritual nature. There can be no such thing as a "national" or "racial" God—or "your" God or "my" God. There is only one God—our Father, as Christ Jesus showed when he gave us the Lord's Prayer as an example of the way we should pray. See Matt. 6:9; Consider, too, one sentence from the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health, and the help it gives us in understanding the full nature of God. Mrs. Eddy writes, "God is incorporeal, divine, supreme, infinite Mind, Spirit, Soul, Principle, Life, Truth, Love." Science and Health, p. 465;
To truly understand the universality of the Father-Mother God and the nature of His divine creation shows us how to surmount the barriers that racial, social, and other differences would suggest are impediments to harmonious international friendship. Christian Science clearly points out that man, whose true identity reflects God, is created in the image and likeness of this one, infinite, supreme God. Man, therefore, is spiritual, not material. All spiritual ideas exist together harmoniously. Therefore, when we strive to reach our highest sense of good by claiming our spiritual identity as sons and daughters of God, the result in our human experience is more harmony and more joyful living.
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BRYAN G. POPE
My First Patient-Me
Our Interests— Do They Divide or Unite?
CAROL CHAPIN LINDSEY
Patricia R. Allen
Making Obstacles Serve Our Growth
ELIZABETH E. SWEDER
J. Denis Glover
A Bridge of Love
WILLIAM A. BAXTER
No Longer Strangers
DESMOND E. MAC-KWASHIE
A Racist Christian?
HOWARD H. IRWIN
A Good Friendship
Elizabeth Baylog Read
Closing the Gaps in Our Lives
Geoffrey J. Barratt
Help for Innocent Victims
Immediate relief! That is what I experienced after twelve years...
Margaret V. Hukill
At the time I first learned of Christian Science, I was working...
William E. Moody with contributions from Jayne Ann Moody
How grateful I am for the hymns in the Christian Science Hymnal
Ruth Barlow Simons
At one time my husband and I found ourselves without family...
Elisa Porley de Pesce with contributions from Daniel Pesce