“Father-Mother is the name for Deity, which indicates His tender relationship to His spiritual creation.” (Science and Health, page 332)
How do we think of God? Are we setting Him apart from ourselves by believing He is out of reach and we are simply way beneath Him, reaching out for Him? Do we think that His Love for us is without intimacy and immediacy, and simply a grand ungraspable expanse that we are trying to become acquainted better with, to get some small glimpse of?
The Deity, the divine and only power and Creator, is our Father-Mother. This is not a relationship at a distance, or one that is without tenderness, conscious awareness, care, patience, and a knowing and devoted love. We are His very own children, His dear little ones, born out of and because of Love, and always the proof of His own name. A Father-Mother is what He is because He has children. This is God’s nature and we are the beneficiaries.
This tender relationship is based on pure affection and dedication. God is our individual and collective parent, with no favorites, but with a very particular love for each of us. This Love is what makes us who we are, what nurtures us to grow into maturity of understanding and at the same time remain simply, sweetly, necessarily, dear children, just as our Mother-Father-Love would always have us be.
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