We sometimes hear the expression "blind justice." This concept has been personated by the Roman goddess Justitia, whom we see pictured as a blindfolded woman holding scales in her outstretched hand. The goddess is represented as weighing the evidence for and against, blindfolded, that she may be impartial. In the suggestion that justice is impartial, the figure is not inept. But we sadly miss its larger significance, if we look upon justice as coming through either a blind goddess or a human concept. In the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy (p. 465), we find the statement. "The attributes of God are justice, mercy, wisdom, goodness, and so on." Justice, then, as an attribute of God must be included in the divine law which governs man and the universe.

The attributes and qualities of God are ever present and available. If we so strengthened our faith in God that we could know without a doubt that man is never separated from or lacks the attributes of God, we should be saved much human suffering and heartache, even despair. Who has not at some time or other suffered from a belief of injustice at the hands of a fellow-mortal? Mortals in their blindness believe they can suffer from lack of justice, that some overpowering force is pitted against them stronger than the righteousness and truth of God. One might as consistently shut himself voluntarily in a narrow inclosure away from light and air, and complain of the suffering caused by suffocation!

The Inherent Ability to Demonstrate
July 19, 1924

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