11/29: Love is our true being

11/29: Love is our true being

  1. Thank you, Frank !

  2. This is great Frank! How can one ever tire to hear about Love? Inexhaustible, the source of our true beings, enriches and sustains us always, unselfish, forgets itself and has no other purpose than to simply love. We are God or Love's representatives because God unconditionally loves us into true being. OK. That is a mouthful and a thought full as well. Thank you for all these thoughts and inspirations on Love, my true being. I love this time of year. Of course we want to love all year long and yet as we move into the awareness of the birth of the Christ idea, there is a sweet emphasis on unselfish love which Jesus the human and Christ the spiritual man expressed for all mankind to ponder and emulate as best we can. Have a Christ filled day, a day filled with love.

  3. yes! No other purpose than to simply love! And that's UN-tiring, as Dorothy told me!

  4. "Loved into being" Wow! What a fantastic heritage that is for all of us. How great for everyone to know that they have been loved into being and can never find themselves outside of that.

    Thanks, Frank. Glad you got the link fixed!

  5. Thank you, Frank!

  6. Thanks Frank it truly is great.
    This daily lift made me think on the story Jesus told about the Good Samaritan and that old proverb - Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him forever.
    So now I am thinking it is best to do both. Feed him for today till he learns to fish for himself and keep on feeding him for today if need be. Love is total care, prayerful and practical.
    Thanks for a change in my thought and a little extra light.

  7. Great lift Frank! God loved us into being--what a great thought to start the day!

  8. Nuestro ser verdadero siempre está consciente del Amor, solo cuando nos dejamos atrapar por lo humano-material nos puede parecer que esa es la verdad y no darnos cuenta de la magnitud del Amor divino, que obra en, y de si mismo ya que es la esencia del ser espiritual en Un manifestar inmarcesible y perfecto. Ese es el propósito divino que estemos conscientes de él y nada nos será imposible, porque el Bien de Él viene y nada puede detener tan bello propósito, puede parecernos que a veces no encontramos el camino, pero no está ahí para que lo transitemos a pesar de las apariencias adversas que nos quieren ceducir para hacernos dudar confundiendo y si porque es lo único que puede hacer ya que la realidad espiritual no puede ser cambiada ni impedida ya que es todo y lo Único.
    Muchas gracias frank, es bueno comenzar el "día"con tan inspirado mensaje.

  9. Thank you. Have just heard Frank's Daily Lift. Sound came through fine now.
    Great Lift! woudn't have wanted to miss it!

  10. Thank you.

  11. Thank you for all of these thoughts of Love.

  12. Thank you

  13. Wow - this is a beautiful lift! Thank you Frank!

  14. Thank you, Frank, for this lovely lift. So grateful to all for the Love filled thoughts today and each day!

  15. Thanks for the reminder.

  16. Beautiful! thank you!

  17. Many thanks Frank for this greatest reminder of all. "Only Love [God], enriches and sustains life, our true [spiritual] being." "One the Love whose ever-presence/ Blesses all and injures none./ Safe within this Love we find all/ being one." (Christian Science Hymnal #157).

  18. We are never alone. We always can turn to God, who cannot be separated from His expression. Mrs. Eddy says, "Neither the Old nor the New Testament furnishes reasons or examples for the destruction of the human body, but for its restoration to life and health as the scientific proof of 'God with us.'" (Miscellany, page 218).
    Thank you for the podcast and the way to "reach our true selves? Through Love." (Misc. Writings, page 104).

  19. It is pretty easy to want to “inch our way” into spiritual reality. First, it is inevitable. Second, there are times when the physical comfort zone fails us. Then we clearly ask, with Mrs. Eddy “How shall we reach our true selves?” - you know, the untroubled self, the self which is lighter than air and not bound up.

    That her answer is LOVE is so magnificent. Love is completely unrestricted and our expression of it… is us. Well, that doesn’t seem very solid. A hug is solid. But Love? Well, isn’t that the point? Love is untroubled, lighter than air, and not bound up.

    Many thanks, Frank, for sharing this goodie!

  20. Thanks, Frank! We are truly Human Beings living in our beautiful bodies on this beautiful earth, feeling God's Love and Care every moment!

  21. This is exactly what I was thinking about this morning -- that Life is based on Love. We can't have one without the other, which means that Divine Love is supplying everything needed for a harmonious, joyful, bliss-filled life, our Life.

    Life is brimming over with Love, and Love is the basis for every facet of our lives. My life is God, and God is my Life. My only Love is God, Divine Love. To know Life is to know Love.

    Thank you, Frank. Thank you, BoL. Thank you, Mother Church, for bringing us the teachings of Christ Jesus and Mary Baker Eddy.

  22. Great indeed! Thank you so much.

  23. Thank you very much!

  24. THANK YOU

  25. Beautiful, Frank. "Creation is ever appearing, and must ever continue to appear from the nature of its inexhaustible source," as "He hath made every thing beautiful in His time." Indeed Love (God) only is the source of all movement, with gentleness, belonging to the infinite now. The Source of our and all true being. (S&H p. 507: 28-29; and Ecclesiastes 3:11) Gratefully with sun-filled awareness.

  26. Thank you.

  27. I can't thank you enough for this lift this morning, waiting for a beloved niece to deliver her second child. I know your statements are true, and that Love supports and delivers its preious reflection: every one of us.

  28. Vielen Danke, Frank!
    "(Love) is my Shepherd."
    "Love inspires, illumines, designates, and leads the way."(Science and Health)
    Beautiful Lift!

  29. Mary Baker Eddy uses the words "affection" and "affections" 138 times in her writings. Affection is one of many outward expressions of the fact that "love is our being"--our very identity. Last night a woman profusely thanked me for a hug I had given her the day before. She said that feeling of being love had lifted her day. I saw today that we can find infinite ways to express the fact that "love is our being" throughout our day.--from giving a hug to making sure the shelters for the homeless are not closed over Christmas!!

  30. Wonderful... thank you so much!

  31. Thank you Frank and the DL team and those who have responded. What an all embracing message. Thanks. Love with no other purpose but to love.

  32. Thank you Frank. Holding this Truth in thought all through the day, will not only help and heal us, but will help and heal all those on whom our thoughts rest. Mrs Eddy also says, "There is no space for evil to fill in a mind filled with goodness (love)." This is the way we can "reach our true selves."
    Thanks to everyone on the production team: Nate and friends, the Board of Lectureship and the Daily Lifters.

  33. Thank you for the lovely lift.

  34. Just what I needed to hear this morning. God loved us into being!
    Thanks Frank.

  35. Thanks for this great lift, that I can hold onto all day.

  36. Thank you, Frank!

  37. Great lift, recognize and understand love is the way to find my true self. Thanks for this direction today.It sure fits in with our bible lesson.

  38. "Loved into being." I agree - how great is this! Thank you so much.

  39. A wonderful lift and thank you Frank. How true that we understand ourselves only through Love, the source of all true being enriching and sustaining life. And so we joyfully yield unconditionally, selflessly to Love as God's true representatives. Are we not boundlessly honoured and priviliged? Blessings to you and all the Lift Team for daily enriching my life.

  40. One of my favorite lines from Science & Health is "And Love is reflected in love." How wonderful to know that God loves us and we in return love each other.
    Thank you Frank for reminding us of our true purpose and being.
    Thanks to the Lift Team for proving these spiritual loving thoughts each day.

  41. Thank you, Frank, for “Love is our true being … ‘How shall we reach our true selves? Through love …’ We are Love’s representatives because God unconditionally loved us into being …” Wow! The Truth of our being! Two questions I increasingly ask in prayer are, “What is the most loving thing I can do?” and “What would You have me to do?” Then “be still;” know that God is God; and listen – open consciousness to God’s answer at that moment; and, then follow through, accordingly. As one of “Love’s representatives,” I find that those “question prayers" keep me on a more consistently loving course. To that extent, I’m at my best, my truest self - as one, who has been “loved into being.” Otherwise, I get into trouble with human assumptions, intentions, opinions, advice, and solutions. No matter how much human love is sincerely offered, there is by the very nature of “human” – limitation. Only God offers infinite possibilities! Under daily temptations, it takes much discipline, the “prayer and fasting” Jesus declared, to stay on an unimpeachable loving course. But then, the spiritual discipline of unceasing prayer and unwavering obedience is The Way for us, Christian disciples. Jesus, as the Master Christian and our Exemplar, overcame every temptation of sin, sickness, disease, and death. He proved temptations as nothing more than opportunities to prove Love as all, always. We are called to do likewise, as Love leads us to, “Be not afraid.” After all, we have been “loved into being!”

  42. There are 7 synonyms for God; MIND, SPIRIT, SOUL, PRINCIPAL, LOVE, TRUTH, LIFE. But the main one that MBE declares is Love. Without out, the other six falls to the wayside. Unconditional Love allows the other synonyms to be expressed to their fullest degrees. But human nature is more inward which causes all the strife of human history. When one sits down and thinks about it, true Love is not so hard to express. To Love is really the answer to all our woes.

  43. Love, Gods Love, not asking for anything in return.
    thank you for this understanding.

  44. It is wonderful to realize that we evolved into being from Love. Thank you Frank and thank you daily lift team for daily providing us with these awesome lifts!

  45. Thanks Frank........."Love"........truely what makes the world go around..love to all...

  46. What a great Lift Frank. Thank you. Love best expresses the complete and infinite nature of God. As Christ Jesus taught it transforms mans total being. It is exactly the opposite of a material sensual concept of love which is selfish and enslaves man to the senses. Mary Baker Eddy says in S&H page 225, "Love is the liberator." It unshackles our beliefs that hold us to mortality. It replaces physicality with spirituality. This is where we find God.

  47. Thank you Frank for such an eye opening Lift!! And thank you Nela, #41, for your comments. They really touch home with me. 'UN- condition-ally loved into being'. WOW! At any stage of being we are never subject to any thought of the 'human condition'. From birth to infancy to adolecence to teen to adult. From childhood diseases to aging. We are NEVER subject to anything but the UNCONDITIONAL love of our parent Love. Understanding this is finding our true self. How very burdenless we are! WOW!

  48. Vielen dank Frank! Loved your words "God loved us into being"! Last evening, I was speaking on the phone to a friend I have not seen or talked to in many years. She informed me that she is an atheist. This morning I thought about her and realized that no matter what her own ideas were about a God or the non-existence of one, the one and only God loved her unconditionally as He loves all His ideas. I prayed that the God of all is reaching her with His love.

  49. Thank you for a wonderful message, Frank! Love is the only source of true existence, and the reason why selfless, unconditional love, which destroys fear, is the only means of bringing healing and harmony to any situation. Best wishes to you and your family during this season as we observe the advent of the Christ, Love's perfect manifestation.

  50. When I was explaing the spiritual record of creation (Genesis 1 and Genesis 2: verses 1-3) to a teen in detention, I was led to say that God loved us into being. I asked when this was and he said "before time!" LIke your sweet and wonder-full message, Frank, his revelation resonated through the small room where we were sharing.

  51. "Love"! Ah, my favorite synonym for God. Thank you Frank.

  52. Loved into being!! Boy, can we ever go from that premise. Thank you for this wonderful Lift!

  53. Oh Frank! Thanks so much. I know that the simplest statement of love heals if it is truly heartfelt and without self in it! Does Wondoliek mean wonderful? I think it does to me!

  54. Thank you reducing all Science to one word: LOVE!

  55. This is such a familiar theme to me, but I knew there was something to learn here. Then I thought of the words of Jesus encouraging his disciples:
    "¶And he turned him unto his disciples, and said privately, Blessed are the eyes which see the things that ye see:

    For I tell you, that many prophets and kings have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them." (Luke 10).
    And then I read #47, JD in Texas, "Thank you Frank for such an eye opening Lift!!". So appropriate.
    Blessed are our eyes which see the things that we see, and find so clearly pointed out on these
    Daily Lifts.

  56. "Unconditionally loved us into being." When I think of unconditional love, I think of my parents and
    it is for them that I have the most gratitude and know how much God loves me that he sent me to
    them. The story goes that it was New Year's eve and my mother wanted to go out to celebrate but my
    dad wanted to stay home. On September 30th I arrived, 12 years after my closest sibling. When we
    held a small memorial service for my dad in a tiny Quebec village it was in the living room of the town
    banker who was also the mortician. Folks came whom we didn't even know and told us about what we
    were doing in our lives. My dad had kept them up to date on his children for whom he lived and loved.
    When it came time for my mother's memorial it was in my home and we had the kind of party she would have wanted. She was "Mother" to so many who loved her take on life. LOVE IS ALL.

  57. Love/loving....... Thank-you for this WONDERFUL message/Lift!!! Really enjoy reading the comments!

  58. 48 Perhaps the most precious loving "angel" in our family's experience and one of the most loving, generously and graciously helpful people we know considers herself an atheist, rebelling against the crazy descriptions of "God" and the hypocrisy and inhumanity of those who call themselves Christians. The City of Portland and various organizations in a few states have long cherished and recognized her for her decades of countless good works and tireless hours every day serving others and making our city safer and more humane. She is motivated by Love and Principle, brilliant as Mind's representative, and full of Soul's grace. She doesn't indulge empty words, self-congratulatory jargon and posturing, ritual, or many conveniences and ego comforts or the farces of our dominant culture. Like our Founder and Leader, and our Master, she is very practical and humble, witty, and wise. All she does radiates goodness and integrity, gentle meekness, bold straight-talk and truth to abuse of "power", compassion, and ingenious solutions outside of the previously taken-for-granted beliefs and routines. She is continually learning and and being a role-model. We, like so many others, thank God for her blessing our life. She lives love. Loving is her whole being. You'll never catch her in a church or preaching, but always building up the best in others and nature. Thanks, for reminding me of her example. The loved us into being better.

  59. Wow, what a great message - thank you and vielen Dank!

  60. Yes!

  61. Oh thank you, Frank!!! When Love is your focus and purpose, how can you go wrong!!
    I love it!!!!!

  62. Love is the answer

  63. Many thanks."Love energizes and motivates us to forget self,and permits our loving Father to guide us in the way of His appointing.Love is the true "lift."

  64. I have a friend who is an alcoholic. He recently drank and lost his job. I did not realize he was in trouble and did not help when he called reaching out to me. So I promised God I would be forever alert to this friend from then onward. I recently was with this friend and when we went into a store and while i was outside waiting in the car for him, he came out of the store and I could distinctly see hidden underneath his very bulky jacket, the form of a vodka bottle. I had received a previous mental thought to park the car where I had, otherwise I would not have seen what I saw. As he got back into the car, I asked God to put the words in my mouth. I felt very calm and filled with love and I found myself asking "why is there a vodka bottle in your coat?" I spoke very lovingly. My friend denied it and I reached over and touched the bottle through his coat. I spoke to my friend and told him how loved and precious and cherished he was. I assured him of his good nature and told him he did not need the bottle. I then said that I knew he would do the right thing, whatever that was. Next thing I knew, he opened the car door and threw the bottle in the nearest trash. He came back and we sat in silence. Then he told me that he did not know what had just happened but instead of telling me off, and being rebellious and drinking his alcohol anyway, he was astonished at how I spoke to him with such love and forgiveness. He said he was never spoken to Iike that.God's love freed my friend.

  65. Thank you

  66. Thank you Frank. I believe the reason we are here is to understand this truth. Like good manners, it costs nothing to spread it around; good works, smiles and hugs a plenty. It's truly what the world needs now. xx

  67. "No other purpose than to love"...what a remarkable selfhood we have! Thank you for this clear and direct reminder of who we are and our true purpose.

  68. We are Love's representatives because God unconditionally loved us into being.
    "The Principle of Christian Science is Love, and its idea represents Love" Misc. 104:24
    Love has no attachments, it just gives. God is Love itself.

    Love is not related to sex, money or heredity; might just be a new concept to some.
    "In Science man is the offspring of Spirit. The beautiful, good, and pure constitute his ancestry. His origin is not, like that of mortals, in brute instinct, nor does he pass through material conditions prior to reaching intelligence. Spirit is his primitive and ultimate source of being; God is his Father, and Life is the law of his being" S&H 63:5

    ESPAÑOL
    Somos representantes de el Amor, porque Dios nos amó incondicionalmente a la existencia.
    " El Principio de la Ciencia Cristiana es el Amor, y su idea representa al Amor" Miscelánea. 104:26
    El amor no tiene ataduras, sólo da. Dios es el Amor mismo.

    Ese Amor no está relacionado con el sexo, dinero o herencia; podría ser un nuevo concepto para algunos.
    "En la Ciencia el hombre es linaje del Espíritu. Lo bello, lo bueno y lo puro constituyen su ascendencia. Su origen no está, como el de los mortales, en el instinto bruto, ni pasa él por condiciones materiales antes de alcanzar la inteligencia. El Espíritu es la fuente primitiva y última de su ser; Dios es su Padre, y la Vida es la ley de su existencia" CyS 63:5

  69. Thanks so much, Frank..and loved to hear how #64 put Love in action!

  70. Thank you so much !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  71. I always enjoy hearing more about Love!

  72. Thank You Frank!

  73. thanks a lot for this very touchable words of message Mr. Frank..I'm so glad..

  74. Thanks Frank, this lift is really helping this evening in dealing with trying teenage behaviour. In the few minutes that I took to pray with this idea, knowing it was true for all of us, the situation has rapidly calmed down.
    Come and visit us again soon at First Church Milan!

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