“Hatred and its effects on the body are removed by Love.” (Science and Health, page 374)
Divine Love is a powerful neutralizer. Unconditional love, mercy, forgiveness, compassion, can bring healing between people and nations. It can cause even the most entrenched resentments and anger to dissolve and harmony and respect to emerge naturally and beautifully.
Love, spiritual Love received and expressed, can do the same for our bodies. The hatred that we may hold toward others or feel expressed toward us may seem to be found manifesting itself in physical conditions that are uncomfortable, painful, and threatening to our peace. These unkind symptoms then would only aggravate the discordant view and keep one in the throes of hatred, feeling unloved and unlovable and unloving.
We can attempt to soothe the body with material methods and to soothe the hatred with self-pity or revenge, but none of these can bring us true and lasting peace. Divine Love removes the effects of hatred on the body of our world and the bodies in which we seem to live and move. Be willing to let go of a belief in the power of hate to hurt you. Be ready to stop hating your innocent body and begin to truly love it for its loveliness, holiness, wholeness. Divine Love made you and your life. This Love is therefore the natural restorative. It brings to the body what hatred would try to take away, and settles us back into who we were made to be—the object and expression of pure Love.
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