Learning to love all mankind

"I never met a man I didn't like." This saying, perhaps more than any other of Will Rogers' vast repertoire of quotable quotes, reveals a secret of his successful life.

Can we honestly echo these simple words of the humorist-philosopher from Oklahoma? It could well be a test of the efficacy of our prayer. Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, says, "True prayer is not asking God for love; it is learning to love, and to include all mankind in one affection." And for those who wonder how it can be possible to express such all-inclusive love it must be enlightening to read on to the next sentence, where Mrs. Eddy explains, "Prayer is the utilization of the love wherewith He loves us." No and Yes, p. 39;

Tempering extreme attitudes
July 17, 1978

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