Right Thinking Applied to World Conditions

From time immemorial mankind by tradition, education, and experience has been encouraged to look for, and been led to expect, immediate and tangible results from its own efforts. In proportion as realization is long deferred in point of time, far removed in point of space, remotely related in point of contact, or becomes more and more impersonal in its nature, does one find it increasingly difficult to address one's self to the task. So accustomed are we to deal with persons rather than divine Principle, with things rather than thoughts, that when confronted by a task affecting the welfare of all mankind, we are likely either not to see our duty in regard to it or, catching a glimpse of its magnitude, cry out as did Moses, "Wherefore have I not found favour in thy sight, that thou layest the burden of all this people upon me?"

Possibly never before in the history of the world has there been presented greater opportunity of demonstrating the power of individual right thinking than at the present time; and with the opportunity there has come to each individual Christian Scientist the corresponding responsibility. Just now, as never before, the cry of the whole world is for peace, not merely a peace based upon diplomacy and political expediency, but a true and permanent peace on earth, such as was heralded by the angels when the Prince of Peace was born.

The Right Standpoint
July 4, 1925

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