Makers of Peace

IN Jesus' Sermon on the Mount is the benign declaration, "Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God." What joy and happiness this immortal promise holds for mankind to-day! Surely no greater blessing can come to one than to find himself truly the child of God. But to merit this precious reward we have to be peacemakers,—makers of peace! It sounds so simple; and after gaining some understanding of Christian Science, we find that it really is not difficult to radiate peace if we are willing to be humbly obedient to the Christ. Our course is to study faithfully the words and works of the great Master, and to watch diligently for the guideposts which our inspired Leader has left along the way. As we do this, we shall inevitably find our feet planted firmly in the true path to peace.

The only real place where peace is needed or can be found is in thought; and as we cannot give to others that which we do not ourselves possess, our first need is to gain a right understanding and true knowledge of peace in our own consciousness. A dictionary defines peace as "a state of quiet; freedom from disturbance;" and looking further, we find disturbance defined as a state of confusion, disorder, or agitation of mind. Now, Christian Science teaches that any human sense of confusion is caused by the mystification which results from the Adam-dream,—a lack of spiritual understanding or clear comprehension of God and man, Spirit and its idea. We are also taught that there is but one supreme, all-powerful, all-governing intelligence, called Mind, or God, and that man is His expression, made in His image and likeness, reflecting good, and good only.

February 21, 1925

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