“Father-Mother is the name for Deity, which indicates His tender relationship to His spiritual creation.” (Science and Health, page 332)
God, the One Principle which creates and governs reality, is all-powerful. But what is His nature and what is our connection to Him? How do we feel and know His presence, His comfort, His saving grace and right direction? How do we, in essence, relate to God?
Just as a child to his parents does. We are not responding to some Principle that enforces a law written in some corner of space far from our understanding and awareness. The name of the divine Governor, the author of the Law, is Father-Mother. This Deity relates to us as a Father to a child, as a Mother to her own offspring. Her laws are loving and protective. His enforcement is strong yet tender, present, clear.
God did not create His family and then abandon them. He remains as the Parent of His household, watching each one of His children as they learn, grow, play, explore, seek, and find. She is with Her children, mothering them into maturity and yet always remaining at hand to perpetually nurture, guide, and comfort.
Our God is Father-Mother-Love so our relationship with our Parent is unbroken, secure, tender, perfect, and permanent.
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