Unity Among Brethren

When Carlyle said, "Men's hearts ought not to be set against one another, but set with one another, and all against evil only," he voiced a great truth. Christian Science reveals the fact that all men have one common enemy, the lying material sense which denies God's presence and power, and which claims to set up in His place the supposititious beliefs in an existence in matter apart from Spirit, God. As the world awakens to this, it will see that all men should unite in their resistance to this one evil and work together for the overcoming and annihilation of all that is opposed to God, good.

To be sure, thousands of years ago David sang, "Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!" And then he went on to point out that such unity is as the place where "the Lord commanded the blessing, even life for evermore." But this unity has seemed rarely possible of attainment since mankind has been so steeped in selfishness, so consumed with multifarious material purposes, that its seeking has been almost universally from the standpoint of personal advantage.

Christian Science, the Comforter
June 2, 1923

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