This statement appears in the reminiscence of Emma Shipman:

After she had talked about the great need of love in everything we do, a pupil asked, ‘Do you mean love of person?’ Mrs. Eddy replied, in substance, ‘No, I mean love of good.’ Then she was asked, ‘How shall we know whether our love is personal or impersonal?’ Her reply, in substance, was, ‘When your love requires an object to call it forth, you will know it is personal; when it flows out freely to all, you will know it is impersonal.’”1

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  1. Emma Shipman, “Mrs. Eddy and the Class of 1898,” in We Knew Mary Baker Eddy, Expanded Edition, vol. 1 (Boston: The Christian Science Publishing Society, 2011), 312.