Love makes the world go round ...

That familiar saying is based on a concept which many of us pray with every day of our lives, and it has a more profound meaning than is often realized.

Christ Jesus, quoting Deuteronomy 6:5 and Leviticus 19:18, commanded his followers to love God and their neighbor as themselves (see Mark 12:30, 31). The writer of the First Epistle of John emphasized that God is Love, and reiterated Jesus’ teaching about the necessity of loving one another (see I John 4:7, 8). And Mary Baker Eddy highlighted the importance of love throughout her writings, and wrote of its key role in healing. In so many areas of life, love is the essential ingredient.

In 1898, in the last Normal class Mrs. Eddy taught, she asked the question: “What is the best way to do instantaneous healing?” After various answers were given, she said, “I will tell you the way to do it. It is to love! Just live love—be it—love, love, love. Do not know anything but Love. Be all love. There is nothing else. That will do the work. It will heal everything; it will raise the dead. Be nothing but love” (We Knew Mary Baker Eddy, Expanded Edition, Vol. I, pp. 296–297).

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Seeing our neighbors spiritually
February 24, 2014

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