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We love because He first loved us.

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Announcements Forums Love – July 29th, 2018 We love because He first loved us.

This topic contains 2 replies, has 3 voices, and was last updated by  MaryBeth 3 months, 2 weeks ago.

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    BarbaraW
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    In reading this week Henry Drummond’s The Greatest Thing in the World (which Mrs. Eddy thought highly of), I noticed that he writes, “If you turn to the Revised Version of the First Epistle of John you find these words: ‘We love because He first loved us.’ ‘We love,’ not ‘We love Him. That is the way the old version has it, and it is quite wrong. … ‘Because He first loved us,’ the effect follows that we love, we love Him, we love all men. We cannot help it. …” I found this very helpful.

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    Florence
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    “We love because He first loved us”
    How can I afford to love less than I am and have been loved; just the same as how can I not forgive when I have been forgiven. Hence the continuous striving to love more divinely! Thanks for your post.

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    MaryBeth
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    Thank you for these posts. It is such an important point to understand that in order to love we must first feel that love. So many prisons are full of people who have never felt loved. And yet that love – the Love of God is freely given and available to all. This is why we pray and watch – so that all may feel the great Love of our Father-Mother God. This also relates to Parthens utube post this week. How much love do we express to each other – even the simple power of a warm and loving embrace?
    “Ask God to give thee skill
    In comfort’s art:
    That thou may’st be
    And set apart
    Unto a life of sympathy.
    For heavy is the weight of ill
    In every heart;
    And comforters are needed much
    Of Christ-like touch.”
    -A.E.Hamilton (Retrospection and Introspection page 95)

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