In the presence of love—freedom

One can always tell when he is in the presence of real love. He feels free to be himself. This is because in spiritual reality, truth and love are inseparable aspects of God's nature. (In Christian Science when these words are capitalized, they are synonymous names for God.) An inevitable sequence of living Christ Jesus' promise "Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free" John 8:32. is finding love. Because Truth is Love, in the presence of Truth reflected in human consciousness there also is love—understanding, forgiving when needed, discovering and commending the good in one another.

The more of Truth we apprehend, the more love we feel and express, and the less frequently we find callous, unhelpful criticism in our thought and on our lips. Nagging criticism that doesn't help anyone creeps in where little love is being expressed; it is the opposite of a natural, warm affection. But love, reflected from divine Love itself, will eventually fill all such voids. Often the way to release one's love is to seek the spiritual truth concerning what is going on.

Taking possession of the body
April 12, 1982

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