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Love God, Love Your "Enemies"

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Announcements Forums Love — August 2nd, 2020 Love God, Love Your "Enemies"

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    Mrs. Eddy instructed her students, “Do not tell the truth regarding a lie too often (emphasis added). Insist on obeying the Ten Commandments, especially the first and eighth, which the Christian Scientists are most prone to disobey” (Collectanea, p. 85).

    In other words:

    1st commandment — I shall shall not dwell overly long upon any problem demanding my attention, but shall focus upon Good, Infinite Intelligence, where the solution is. This is truly loving God, putting God first when I am most tempted to become unduly distracted.

    8th Commandment — Regardless of how upside-down anyone appears to be in mind or health, I shall not dwell too long on any perceived flaw or frailty, for that is bearing false witness against the flawless image and likeness of God that he or she truly is. Instead, I shall spend most of my time insisting upon seeing everyone right-side up. This same commandment especially applies to anyone appearing before me as a so-called “enemy”. This is truly loving my enemy.

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