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Healing Through Love

From the October 1967 issue of The Christian Science Journal

In her Message to The Mother Church for 1902 Mrs. Eddy writes, "The energy that saves sinners and heals the sick is divine: and Love is the Principle thereof."'02., p. 8; Love that is Principle, or God, is the constant, changeless, animating force of man's life. Therefore man cannot be separated for a moment from its beneficent power. Love is the essence and substance of man's consciousness. It is all-inclusive and all-embracing. As one learns to identify himself with divine Principle and to live in accord with its perfect law, he feels the spiritual touch of Love's healing energy. He sees that man, fixed in Principle, can never fall from his inherent spiritual perfection and completeness.

All the complexities that seem to arise in human experience can be dispelled through the action of the divine Principle, Love. No belief of sickness or pain, no onslaught of fear or hate, can withstand its omnipotence. The material sense of self, believing that it can be separate from this Principle, casts one's thought adrift in troubled waters. Never certain, secure, or truly satisfied, this false sense is always drifting with changing human emotions. This restless sense with all its fear occasions illness and other inharmony. James declares: "He that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. ... A double minded man is unstable in all his ways."James 1:6, 8;

Personal sense, the sense of man as material person, mesmerizes one to believe that he can leave the path of righteous living, obey his own will, act dishonestly, think hatefully, and thus separate himself from Love's healing, energizing power. But Christian Science effectively challenges this false sense and proves its powerlessness to control, influence, or attract.

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