Series 2 - Lesson 12 - Annotation 1
What is love as related to God? -Show how love functions as a faculty in man.
1. "Love in Divine Mind, is the idea of universal unity. In expression, love is the power that joins and binds in divine harmony the universe and everything in it." — Charles Fillmore Christian Healing 130, Chapter 12, paragraph 4. In his teaching Charles Fillmore said, "Love is the attracting, harmonizing, unifying, equalizing, binding or cementing idea or quality in Divine Mind."
Love is one of the twelve spiritual faculties or powers, the gift of God to man. Love, unity, oneness, are identical. Love is the attractive force of nature, ceaseless attraction, which holds the planets in their courses. On the physical plane, love is the law of gravity, so far as this planet is concerned. Love is the magnet by which one idea, person, animal, or molecule is drawn or attracted to another of like kind. Love binds and holds together God and man, as well as all humanity and all creation. Love holds persons and things together; love causes people and things to "stick together."
Love is the idea behind service, and forgiveness is the love of God in action. "The Holy Spirit is the love of Jehovah taking care of the human family, and love is always feminine. Love is the great harmonizer and healer, and whoever calls upon God as Holy Spirit for healing is calling upon divine love." — Charles Fillmore Jesus Christ Heals 183, Chapter 12. Love, in its essence, is symbolically the "spiritual oil" that binds and heals wounds in mind and body, consciousness and manifestation.
All unselfishness is love, and love is the Holy-Mother Principle, the Motherhood of God. "God is love," — I John 4:16, so love is God or one phase of God's expression. "Love is the fulfillment of the law." — Rom. 13:10. Love is the means whereby man is brought into conscious contact with the Divine. The grace of God is the love of God for man and for all His creation, and we need only to recognize it, accept it, and let it radiate through us to bless ourselves, everyone else, and everything, everywhere.
Preceding Entry: What is the "saving grace" of God?
Following Entry: What is the difference between universal love and personal love?