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Eye on the World

What’s in the news—and how might you pray about it? Sentinel editors share prayerful insights into news stories from around the world, and provide links to related articles on JSH-Online.

Eye on the world: The true parent

The one true parent, God, cares for and nurtures each child, even when human families face challenging circumstances.

Eye on the world: The promise in unity

Unity among people and nations represents what is natural, evidencing the spiritual fact that true unity stems from God and is upheld by divine law.

There’s a spiritual basis for the kind of cooperation and teamwork that supports healing and progress in the world.

Eye on the world: Harmony amid diversity

Regardless of our race, nationality, income, or other human labels, our true identity is the spiritual reflection of God. So it’s natural for each of us to express spiritual qualities such as joy and love in unique ways—and to welcome the unique expression of such qualities in others.

Even in challenging times, we can discover our inherent worth and value: our true, spiritual identity as God’s reflection.

The spiritual fact that we all have an established place in the kingdom of God, who provides us with all we need, can empower our prayers in the face of people increasingly finding housing to be unaffordable in many cities.

Acknowledging the good—evidences of the spiritual fact of God’s allness and goodness—in our lives and in the world sets the stage for further progress in overcoming challenges.

Because our true existence is in God, who knows and loves every one of His children, His spiritual ideas, none of us is really a foreigner. This fact is a healing foundation for embracing a spirit of brotherhood and overcoming challenges stemming from a sense of “otherness” that a material sense of man would impose.

Eye on the world: Patience and progress

True patience—based in an active, understanding trust in God’s goodness and the fact that man reflects it—supports healing and progress in the world.

Whatever country we live in, happiness is ours to claim at every moment because true joy comes from God and is an inherent part of our real, spiritual nature.