God’s witness at the beach

Originally appeared on spirituality.com

Some years ago, my wife and I spent our Saturdays in the summer reading the Bible and Mary Baker Eddy’s writings on our favorite ocean beach in northern Massachusetts.

One of those Saturdays in September, I was thinking about how it’s possible for both Principle and Love to be synonyms for God. Principle seems to convey the idea of a firm unyielding law, and Love seems to convey the idea of warmth, tenderness, and caring. I just couldn’t see how they belonged together—how they could be synonymous.

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