Divine Justice

IN referring to attacks upon Christian Science and its Discoverer and Founder, Mrs. Eddy says, "When these things cease to bless they will cease to occur" (The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany, p. 143). These words of our Leader came to me with healing comfort at a time when I seemed to be suffering an injustice. I saw that it was my privilege to reflect Truth, to dwell in the presence of God, and to know that He is All, for the consciousness that is swept of error must be occupied by Truth. There is no reason for resentment when we know that God is omnipotent and that He has provided for all.

It is not true that God is unjust and loves some of His children more than others. This belief must be destroyed. God is just. If houses and lands were good in themselves, if material power were good in itself, then God might be considered unjust, for some have these possessions and others have not. If God is just, He gives Himself, including all real things, to all. If only an earthly priesthood may know God, then He would be unjust. We must know also that God is just today, not merely that He will be so in the future. His justice is such that He gives all good to every one, and possession by one does not rob another, even as the pansy does not rob the violet of sunshine. "All things are yours," said the apostle, and all real things are ours every moment. Love, Truth, and Life are ours now by reflection, else there would be no truth in the Bible, in the Christian Science text-book, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mrs. Eddy, or in the consciousness of man to make him believe in and love justice.

Is it well to accept the belief that wealth is a power in itself and attempt to adjust one's human life to this belief? Man controlled by Spirit would not so choose; he would prefer the real to the temporal. The Christian Scientist does not condemn others for their beliefs, but he knows that goodness, which is based on spiritual understanding, is the only power, and this power is derived from God. If in harmony with His eternal laws, we have a true sense of life. "Acquaint now thyself with him, and be at peace," is the declaration of Holy Writ.

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