Continuing to Build with Unselfed Love
“A spiritual foundation of Christ-healing – continuing to build”. That’s the topic of the 2015 Annual Meeting of The Mother Church.
Over this past year, many have participated in activities meant to build up our understanding and practice of this spiritual foundation. The outgoing President of The Mother Church, Linda Kohler, and the Manager for Christian Science Nursing Activities, Caroleen Scholet, have engaged with the Christian Science field worldwide in conversations about this spiritual foundation of Christ-healing and how it relates to Christian Science nursing.
Among the questions explored in those conversations are these: “How does the practice of Christian Science nursing promote Christ-healing? What does my own ongoing spiritual growth have to do with promoting Christ-healing?”
What a wonderful concept! Christian Science nursing not only supports Christ-healing … it actually promotes it! How? Perhaps one reason is that Christian Science nursing provides loving, practical, and effective ways to meet the human need while acknowledging man’s present perfection. It is unselfed love in action. Mary Baker Eddy refers to unselfed love in the first sentence of page one of the Christian Science textbook: “The prayer that reforms the sinner and heals the sick is an absolute faith that all things are possible to God, — a spiritual understanding of Him, an unselfed love.” ¹ She goes on to write that “Whatever holds human thought in line with unselfed love, receives directly the divine power.” ²
Divine power is the strength behind unselfed love. It is a strength we can all rely on, especially as church members care for each other. That unselfed love is at the heart of Christian Science nursing and Christian Science practice. And it is at the heart of our individual spiritual growth. How can we find such unselfed love? Here are two ideas:
- Study and pray with us about “a more expansive love.” That’s what we receive when we forsake matter for Spirit. ³ We’ll be exploring that topic more at the High Ridge House Annual Meeting in September.
- Listen online to a wonderful Sentinel Radio broadcast which interviews High Ridge House’s Virginia Hughes. She shares ideas on how we can progress faster in our practice of Christian Science by supporting each other.
In the meantime, we hope that each of you will be able to attend The Mother Church Annual Meeting this coming Monday, either in person or online. It should help strengthen our individual and collective practice of Christ-healing.
With love and joy,