Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

You're Never Unloved

Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

You're Never Unloved

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A Christian Science perspective: This wedding season is a time to feel the touch of God's love.

This wedding season is for many a joyous time full of love and celebration. For others it may be fraught with stress, envy, anxiety, and self-pity.

While some individuals may be dealing with wedding plans or even doubts and fears about marriage, others may feel a sorry sense of being excluded from the party. They may believe that the promise of committed and lasting companionship is not theirs to enjoy, or that such a promise has been unfairly broken through loss, divorce, or lack of harmony in relationships.

But in truth, none are left out of the "marriage feast." None can truly be outside the divine Love that human unions can only hint at and gratefully celebrate. It's never too late for each of us to find contentment, wholeness, and completeness. Nor can we be burdened by the feeling that there's not enough time to plan and carry out a wedding or plan for a major change in one's life.

The answer to both circumstances is not found through human efforts or recourses, and time itself can neither bring us peace of mind and heart, nor take it away. The love that has its source in divine Love, perfect Love, is already and always ours. Jesus reminded his disciples and all of us, "Your joy no man taketh from you" (John 16:22). Harmony, peace, and satisfaction don't come through an individual, and another person's (or even our own) action or inaction can't take any good away from us. Our oneness with divine Love is an eternal constant. True love - that which is divine and spiritual and unfailingly wise - has always been with us and will forever be ours.

Divine Love, God, alone knows who we really are and never fails to cherish us. God has always been our Father-Mother and friend, and we have always consistently been tenderly and uniquely loved. "To those leaning on the sustaining infinite, to-day is big with blessings" wrote Mary Baker Eddy ("Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," p. vii). That promise in the opening lines of the textbook of Christian Science is not exclusive but all-inclusive. …

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