PERHAPS no words convey the demands of righteousness more significantly to the Christian Scientist than do those in the thirteenth chapter of Romans, the eighth and tenth verses: "Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law. . . . Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law."

As one looks round the world in these days, there is every-where apparent the necessity for the love which is the fulfilling of the law. In the nations, the inevitable results of war are in evidence, expressed in the beliefs of unrest, want, woe, poverty, lack, turmoil, and strife. The settlement of enormous debts and reparations is demanded, and is not being fulfilled. These are some of the problems facing humanity. Whether individually, therefore, or collectively, whether for one's own sake or for that of the nations of the world, it is undoubtedly the task of the Christian Scientist to endeavor to solve them. But how? How can a solitary individual go forth and face so big a Goliath? "But the trouble is so universal," one may argue; "surely, nothing that I can do or think will alter things or help to exterminate these difficulties!"

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January 19, 1924

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