Eye on the world: Praying to disarm destructive strongholds in human governments

In “The tiny cracks inside North KoreaThe Christian Science Monitor’sEditorial Board writes,  “With conspicuous ceremony on the Fourth of July, North Korea launched a missile that had more than a technological purpose. It aimed to promote fear…. with each new test, North Korea is clearly trying to send a message: With each passing day, its circles of destruction widen.… While North Korea is attempting to present an expanding threat to the world, such reports suggest that it is also facing an expanding threat from within.… The Kims have built their ‘hermit kingdom,’ in ways that have allowed them to push cruelty, domination, and secrecy to extreme lengths. Tuesday’s missile test was, in essence, simply an attempt to expand that shadow. But the world is pushing back, too, usually in ways that seem much less potent than a ballistic missile. Yet even the smallest freedoms, squeezed in through the cracks of a totalitarian state, carry the seeds for change.”

Ideas on this subject:

From the Bible:

Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous. He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.

I John 3:7, 8

From the writings of Mary Baker Eddy:

We are sometimes led to believe that darkness is as real as light; but Science affirms darkness to be only a mortal sense of the absence of light, at the coming of which darkness loses the appearance of reality.

Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 215

The only power of evil is to destroy itself. It can never destroy one iota of good.

Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 186

Related articles from The Christian Science Journal and the Christian Science Sentinel:

In “Achievable peace”: “True peacemaking is based on divine Principle, which calls for a deep trust and willingness to let God correct and govern, and which brings complete and permanent healing.” And “Blessed is the man who makes peace in his own heart and in his own soul. Happy is the man in whom the inner warfare is diminished and finally destroyed. Peace is achievable individually, heart by heart.”

In “There is no reality in war”: “There can be no reality in war, because Love is ever present; and there is no hate or prejudice in Love.” And “Furthermore, there can be actually no war because there is but one man—God’s man, who is conscious of safety, harmony, peace, and other qualities of universal divine Love. There is no place where these qualities and all the ideas of God are not true and active. The spiritual universe is God’s reflection.”

The articles above and others dealing with this subject can be found on JSH-Online.com or on CSMonitor.com.

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