True Peace

Throughout the world to-day, more than ever before, people are awakening to the realization that human methods and man-made laws have failed to meet the world's need. Everywhere we hear talk of peace—peace between nations, between capital and labor, between employer and employee. All the thinking world is seeking a way by which men may live together without strife and war. The human heart is hungering for that peace "which passeth all understanding." We have only to turn to the Bible to find recorded many instances where, in times of strife and struggle, men have turned to God knowing He was able to keep them from harm, or to deliver them. It was by faith and understanding of God's power that Moses led the children of Israel out of bondage. That same power is available to-day, here and now. In Christian Science may be found the supply for this need. It has already filled it for thousands of individuals, restoring them to peace, health, and happiness. And is not the world a grouping together of individuals?

Through the study of Christian Science we learn that the cause of all discordant conditions is mental; and that erroneous or discordant conditions must be overcome in one's own thinking. In just the proportion that wrong thinking is replaced by right knowing do harmony and peace reign. It is by understanding that the law of God, good, is operative now, as always, that strife is ended. Christ Jesus knew that God's law is able to nullify so-called material law; and he proved this by stilling the tempest, feeding the multitudes, healing the sick, and raising the dead.

The great need of the world to-day is for more love, love of individual man for his fellow-man—brotherly love. It is by knowing that "it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom," which includes dominion over all error, that jealousy, envy, hate, and fear will be removed from human consciousness. And what causes fear? Is it not oftentimes the belief that some other person already has, or may obtain, more than another possesses; or that there may not be enough for all? The Bible states that man is made in God's image and likeness. Then man, God's spiritual reflection, cannot be in want. It is true that all about us we seem to see evidences of human suffering. What is it, then, which must be changed? Is it not false belief?

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The Scriptures
May 31, 1924

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