“Dear friends, let us love one another, because love comes from God. Whoever loves is a child of God and knows God. This is what love is: it is not that we have loved God, but that he loved us. Dear friends, if this is how God loved us, then we should love one another.” (GNT, I John 4:7 10, 11 )
Spiritual fact: God created Man (the generic term for both man and woman) in his image and likeness. That likeness is Spirit, the substance of which is qualities like you’ve been exploring. Image or likeness means reflection, as in a mirror image. Therefore, Man as Love’s reflection is inseparable from Love. Think about that one!
“God is revealed only in that which reflects Life, Truth, Love, — yea, which manifests God’s attributes and power, even as the human likeness thrown upon the mirror, repeats the color, form, and action of the person in front of the mirror.”
Day 5 - Actuality
actuality /ak-choo-al-i-tee/ η: 1 actual existence; reality. 2 an actual condition, or circumstance; fact. 3 the true or actual state of reality. 4 an indisputable fact, proposition, or principle like mathematical truth.
“The teachings of the Lord are perfect. They renew the soul. The testimony of the Lord is dependable. It makes gullible people wise. The instructions of the Lord are correct. They make the heart rejoice.” (GW, Ps 19:7, 8)
Awareness Exercise: Today, play by the rule “nobody gets to be wrong”. Then, notice when truth is present and when it is absent. Notice how the presence or absence of truth affects your perception of reality.
“We call the absence of Truth, error. Truth and error are unlike. In Science, Truth is divine, and the infinite God can have no unlikeness. Did God, Truth, create error? No! “Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter?” God being everywhere and all-inclusive, how can He be absent or suggest the absence of omnipresence and omnipotence? How can there be more than all?” (SH 287:9)