Divine Love, an unfailing help

As I was considering this editorial, many ideas came to me, but the one that came most often and most strongly was love. However, I did not know the specific form this idea would take. Then one Sunday, as I was sitting in church, I glanced at the citations on the wall at the front of the church, and I had my answer. It was Mary Baker Eddy’s statement “Divine Love always has met and always will meet every human need” (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 494). At that moment I realized that divine Love is also the means by which we are able to come out from the material world—from the material sense of life with its fears and mistaken concepts—as Paul in the Bible calls on us to do (see II Corinthians 6:17 and Science and Health, p. 451). 

We cannot let go of material sense unless we have something with which to replace it. It is divine Love that conveys the spiritual understanding of God, which replaces mortal beliefs about existence, thereby allowing us to come out from those beliefs.

The Bible is specific in telling us that God is “of purer eyes than to behold evil” (Habakkuk 1:13). How, then, can divine Love, God, who is perfect and knows only perfection, have an awareness of the human need to be able to meet that need? 

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