“5/3/1894 (in the handwriting of Laura Sargent – household worker for Mary Baker Eddy) — Mother explained what Jesus meant when he said, ‘Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and thy neighbor as thyself; on this hangs all the law.’ In order to love God we must honor and love the Way. How can we love God unless we love His idea which shows us the way and which is the Way, and in order to honor and love the Way we must have a true sense of the individual through whom the Way has been manifested to us, else we are not keeping the law to love our neighbor as ourself, or doing by our neighbor as we would be done by. [“His Idea” and “this individual” is Mary Baker Eddy.] Mother [a title used for Mary Baker Eddy] explained Matthew 15:4 and showed us that the Truth which gives us spiritual birth is our Father and Mother and is what we are to love and honor. Then she explained the difference between a human sense of love and the spiritual sense. Our whole salvation rests upon the manner in which we treat her, since the Way comes to us through her and God demands that we love our neighbor by having the spiritual sense of our neighbor, and the spiritual sense of our Teacher and Mother as God’s idea that we must love and honor. Now when we try to kiss her, and caress her, this is not loving and honoring the Way; it is dishonoring the Way or idea, and thus dishonoring God, and this material sense is what God is rebuking in us; and then when the rebuke comes, we look through the material sense to the person, — which in the spiritual sense is not our Teacher and Mother or the Way at all – and think she is unjust and (does not) love us and blame her for the discord, when all the time it is God rebuking us through the Way, through the idea of God that is expressing God’s condemnation of this false material sense that would forever shut us out of His presence. Out material sense of Mrs. Eddy is person or a personal sense, which is a dishonor to her and God, for God’s idea of her is the spiritual sense of man; namely, the Way, the Truth, the Life, Christ, the spiritual sense of Love, of good, which is the divine Science of God and man. Now, when I kiss and embrace the person, I dishonor God and His idea, and this material sense of love which is false, opens the way for another false sense i.e., hate to come in; then we blame the one that rebukes us and hate them, when the spiritual idea or real individual is showing us how much she loves us by showing us the Way, voicing God’s idea, which would give us dominion if we only followed obediently.