In Science of Mind we say that Love is a synonym for God. As Ernest Holmes has said, “The
Love of God is the Divine givingness; the eternal outpouring of Spirit through Its creation.” (The
Science of Mind, p. 460.) And because God is all there is, Love is everything as well.
Nature has an amazing array of life forms: four-legged and two-legged creatures that walk the
earth, birds and insects that fly, fish and microorganisms that swim, trees and plants that grow
tall towards the sun, and worms and fungi that flourish underground. Within each type of life
form, including human beings, there is also diversity. In fact, no two people are exactly alike.
Fred Rogers, who was known for many years on children’s television as Mr. Rogers, has said,
“Knowing that we can be loved exactly as we are gives us all the best opportunity for growing
into the healthiest of people.”
This means loving people just as they are, whatever their race or ethnicity, whatever their
nationality or political affiliation, whatever their age – young, old or in between, and whatever
their gender identity or sexual orientation. Each one of us has been created to be who we were
meant to be as part of the One Life that is God. The Infinite Life of the Divine can only be
expressed in all Its glory and fullness when each person evolves to express their part of the
When we love someone exactly as they are, it often requires us to embrace ways of being that
are different than our own cultural norms. Every person expresses love and experiences love in
their own way. Some people prefer heterosexual relationships while others prefer homosexual
or transexual relationships. Some people prefer monogamous relationships while others prefer
celibate or polyamorous ones. What is important about our relationships is that they are
loving, authentic and respectful of ourselves and each person that we love. Love on a spectrum
is not always comfortable, but it helps us to grow in our personal understanding of love and
compassion for each other. Love allows each one of us to be ourselves.
Love and light,