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From the April 1890 issue of The Christian Science Journal

This article was later republished in Miscellaneous Writings 1883-1896: Mis. 11:3-13:12

Love is the fulfilling of the law; it is grace, mercy and justice. I used to think it just, to abide by our State statutes; that if a man should aim a ball at my heart, and I by firing first could kill him and save my own life, that that was right.