Love that heals

Opening our hearts to a more expansive understanding of the Love that is God can make a big difference in our lives.

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The ancient Greeks had many names for love. They ranged from romantic love to brotherly love to agape, which speaks to the kind of immeasurable love God has for us.

And Mary Baker Eddy, who discovered Christian Science, understood how Christ Jesus relied on the power of God, divine Love itself, to heal. She also elucidated the concept of God as both Father and Mother. In her book “Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures,” she wrote, “Science reveals infinity and the fatherhood and motherhood of Love” (p. 519).

The concept of the divine motherhood of Love has taken me to a new level of understanding – one that’s brought about healing.

A few years ago, I came home from work in the middle of the day. I had a pounding headache and couldn’t function. In many circumstances previously, I had found healing by relying solely on the teachings of Christian Science. So I tried to pray. But I felt incapacitated by the pain.

I called a Christian Science practitioner, a full-time healer, for help. I told her, “I can barely think, let alone pray.” Her response gave me a whole new perspective on prayer and love. She encouraged me to just feel God’s Mother-love, rather than trying to outthink the pain or embark on an intellectual search for a spiritual antidote.

What she said rang true, reminding me of this passage in Science and Health about spiritual understanding: “This understanding is not intellectual, is not the result of scholarly attainments; it is the reality of all things brought to light” (p. 505).

So I did just that. I let that pure, divine Mother-love envelop me. Within just a few minutes, the pain was gone. I felt wrapped in a pure, spiritual love. And I was able to go back to work and finish my day with complete freedom.

The love that our Father-Mother God, Love, has for all of us as His spiritual offspring heals effectively.

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