The safe harbor of Love for travelers

This past fall, my husband and I were going to be traveling for a long weekend to spend time with my four siblings and some of their families, returning home on September 11. It came to me to pray about a general sense of nervousness about flying on 9/11. I knew from my daily study and prayer in Christian Science that such fears could be addressed by affirming the ever-presence of God, divine Love.

The Bible promises God’s protection and assurance: “God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him” (I John 4:16, New King James Version). In the textbook of Christian Science, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, the word Love is extensively applied as a synonym for God (hundreds of times!), along with other descriptive names that inspire a deep and practical understanding of God’s nature.

Eddy was a lifelong student of the Bible, and learned through her discovery of the Science of being, and reinforced through her practice of it as a Christian healer, that understanding God as Love enables us to overcome both physical and mental discords. The core of her teachings expounds on the example of Christ Jesus, who taught from Jewish law that we are to “love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength” (Deuteronomy 6:5, NKJV) and “Love your neighbor as yourself” (Leviticus 19:18, NKJV). Christians lovingly refer to these as the two great commandments (see Matthew 22:34–40).

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