Healing hurt hearts

The power of divine Love, felt and expressed, pours a healing balm on hurt feelings.

We've probably all said things we regret. And we've probably all heard others say things they would later regret. These remarks linger in thought if we let them, and they sometimes cause hurt hearts. One thing that tends to trouble us is the feeling that we or the other person should have known or done better. That's probably true! But we can let go of these past mistakes as we learn more of our relationship to God.

Through my study of Christian Science I've come to see that neither sensitivity nor harshness is God-bestowed. Nor are they part of our real being, for "God is love," as John tells us in the Bible, and man as His offspring is the very expression of divine Love. Nit-picking and petty sparring are unknown to divine Love. And they are not true of Love's spiritual idea, man. Our true selfhood, then, is really above the frenzy of mortal, personal feelings and emotions. When we turn in prayer to God, Love, we're able to let go of, or correct, memories and situations that have been distressing us.

As we make this truth our own and claim it to be the basis for all our relationships, our friendships will flourish and be enriched. A New Testament writer said, as The New English Bible translates it, "Love is never boastful, nor conceited, nor rude; never selfish, not quick to take offense. Love keeps no score of wrongs

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May 17, 1993

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