"Citizens of the world"

In its application to the needs of humanity Christian Science is as broad and impartial as the Sermon on the Mount. Radiant with love, it embraces all mankind in its beneficent ministration, leaving no room for personal, national, or racial prejudice. The words of Mrs. Eddy in our textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 227), "Citizens of the world, accept the 'glorious liberty of the children of God,' and be free!" proclaim the same universal invitation as the Master's words of old: "Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest."

Ever since Christ Jesus preached the advent of the universal kingdom of God on earth, poets have dreamed of Utopias, and reformers have vainly sought to establish ideal states; but not until Mary Baker Eddy wrote the Christian Science textbook was mankind given a practical, demonstrable method whereby the reign of righteousness might be made an actuality on earth. Even Jesus' disciples were slow to grasp the nature of this righteous kingdom; and theologians have sought to transfer it to a future life, though Jesus preached that the kingdom of God was at hand. All the mysticism of false interpretation was forever stripped from these words of the Master when Mrs. Eddy wrote on page 571 of Science and Health, "The cement of a higher humanity will unite all interests in the one divinity." Here is found no impractical attempt to establish a perfect social state with imperfect individuals, no evasive postponement to a problematic future existence, no vain dream of distant Elysium, but the very practical method whereby the beginning of a reign of harmony may be established here and now.

"Arise up quickly"
May 27, 1922

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