Never alone

Being alone—but not lonely—is it possible? Yes. Anyone who gains a spiritual sense of the Bible statement "God is love" I John 4:8; can feel the allness of divine Love. "The depth, breadth, height, might, majesty, and glory of infinite Love fill all space," writes Mrs. Eddy. "That is enough!" Science and Health, p. 520; This spiritual fact, understood, dispels loneliness that would keep us from feeling Love's presence with us.

Loneliness comes from a misconception of the nature of love. The human concept of love includes within it the possibility of separation and loss—the belief that a person can find himself unloved. By understanding God as infinite Love and feeling man's indissoluble relationship to Him as His beloved idea, we are freed from fear of being alone. Whether alone or with others, we can always feel the quiet satisfaction of God's love.

Plateaus on the upward path
April 14, 1980

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