Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

Children, Cookies, and Motherly Love Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life

Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

Children, Cookies, and Motherly Love Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life

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Can we ever be without motherly love? No, we can never be separated from God. And God is our Mother. We are spiritual, the sons and daughters of God.

God is omnipresent, and the love of God is ever with us. God is infinite, so His love for us is unending. God's mothering is universal. It surrounds us gently, every day.

It's helpful to think about what Christ Jesus taught, according to the Bible, regarding the universal family of God. Once when Jesus was busy teaching, his mother and brothers wanted to talk to him (see Matthew 12:46-50). Jesus said, "Whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother." And Jesus showed through his actions that the qualities of a mother, such as gentleness, kindness, and tenderness, are spiritual qualities-that is, they show forth the nature of God. They are expressed by anyone, male or female, who listens to and obeys God's will. Motherly love has its source in God. Because true motherly qualities are of God, they are unlimited. Through studying the Bible, Mary Baker Eddy, the woman who founded this newspaper, understood this. She shared this spiritual description of mother in the textbook of Christian Science: "God; divine and eternal Principle; Life, Truth, and Love" (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 592). What a freeing idea to know that God is our divine Mother! We cannot ever be apart from God or fail to feel the love that has its source in Him. This love also includes the qualities of a good father, such as strength, courage, and fairness. A year ago the mother of three children in our neighborhood lost her life in an accident. It's natural to feel compassion when you hear of a family that has lost a loved one. But there is a fundamental truth I have learned in studying Christian Science, a truth that brings comfort: God's love is shown by all who do His will, and because of this we can help others to feel mothered. …

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