With tongues of angels

Love, or God, is the Principle of Christian Science. Love is what gives Science its vitality and power; without it there would be no Science. The letter of Science without Love is not demonstrable, and any attempt to practice it on this basis would be futile and grossly self-deceptive.

Paul put it this way: "Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal." I Cor. 13:1.

There may be times when we're convinced that we speak with tongues of angels, only to discover that we are misemploying our words merely to defend a self-righteous position we have not as yet outgrown. Undestroyed materiality, cradled between self-love and self-justification, provides a platform from which animal magnetism, or the voice of the serpent, can claim to speak.

Small change—big difference
October 24, 1983

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