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Love: Our release from alienation

From the September 2021 issue of The Christian Science Journal


Not many things are as sweet as a restored friendship or an estrangement that’s been healed. 

Broken relationships and alienation are all too common. Sadness and anger over disagreements can make us want to withdraw from a friendship, an organization, or a church. Alienation can feel pretty justified when we think that we have been wronged. 

Christian teaching won’t let us stay in this cul-de-sac of unhappiness and seclusion, however, no matter how reasonable it seems. Christ Jesus urged us to love God, divine Love, so deeply and purely that we naturally express love to everyone around us. Alienation has no place in our hearts because it has no place in God. 

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