Love’s law of mercy

No one lived closer to divine Love than did Christ Jesus. His whole life was one of love for humanity, as well as deep love for and dependence on his Father, ever-present Love. Knowing his true nature to be the very manifestation of God, he said to his disciple Philip, “He that hath seen me hath seen the Father” (John 14:9). And he said to the Jews in the Temple, “My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me” (John 7:16).

Such was Jesus’ oneness with divine Love that he expressed Love in all that he did and in all that he taught—his teachings were literally the doctrine of divine Love expressed in human terms. Our Father-Mother Love’s supremacy, perfection, and eternal care for all Her children still illumine Jesus’ teachings today, and perhaps nowhere is that more evident than in what are known as the Beatitudes, which show the blessings Love bestows on those who mourn, those who feel their need of spirituality, those who are pure in heart, and so on (see Matthew 5:3–12).

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November 24, 2014

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