Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
Question: What is the connection between peace and divine Love?
Answer: God, as Love, is the Motherhood that comforts, guards, and guides Her children. As the reflection of Love, man is loving. The children of God care for one another, and yearn to see everyone share in the peace of divine Love.
“Love makes all burdens light, it giveth a peace that passeth understanding, and with ‘signs following.’” (Mis. 133)
“What a glorious inheritance is given to us through the understanding of omnipresent Love! More we cannot ask: more we do not want: more we cannot have. This sweet assurance is the ‘Peace, be still’ to all human fears, to suffering of every sort.” (Mis. 307)
“The human sigh for peace and love is answered and compensated by divine love.” (‘00 11)
“Love your enemies, or you will not lose them; and if you love them, you will help to reform them.” (Mis. 210)
“We must love our enemies, and continue to do so unto the end. By the love of God we can
cancel error in our own hearts, and blot it out of others.” (No. 7)
“Like as a mother, God comforteth His children;
Comfort is calm, that bids all tumult cease;
Comfort is hope and courage for endeavor,
Comfort is love, whose home abides in peace.”
Practice: Today, live God’s love.
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(Excerpted from “First Lessons in Christian Science, Volume Two: The Beatitudes”
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Introduction to Teaching the Beatitudes to Children
The Beatitudes for Young Children
What Mary Baker Eddy Writes about the Beatitudes and Sermon on the Mount
What Mary Baker Eddy Writes about Teaching Children