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In a certain issue of The Christian Science Monitor was an editorial regarding a play entitled "The Enemy," in which a child is depicted beating his drum vigorously, and lamenting that he has not a sword with which to kill the enemy. He is asked, "Who is the enemy?" and his reply is, "Everybody but us!"

Christian Science is teaching that, in reality, we have no enemies, or rather that our own evil beliefs are our only enemies; as Jesus said, "A man's foes shall be they of his own household." With what hope and courage we can go forward in our efforts for world peace when we see that its accomplishment is being hastened as we endeavor to overcome in our own thinking all that would separate us from each other, by understanding that God is the Father of all, and that His sons and daughters are made in His likeness and can partake only of His divine nature and character! Whatever is unlike God does not belong to man, and has therefore no reality. In the measure that this great fact of universal divine sonship becomes apparent, we can pray intelligently, "Our Father."

Through Christian Science we are learning to put off belief in an Adam-man and to put on "the new man," as Paul says, who is wholly spiritual. If we would make progress in this achievement, we must be watchful that every argument which would assail our uncompromising stand that there is only one basis of existence, the spiritual, is quickly challenged and refused admission into our thinking. Thus shall we grow in "wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man." Mrs. Eddy gives us these hope-inspiring words in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 199): "The devotion of thought to an honest achievement makes the achievement possible."

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Rejoicing, then Proof
September 3, 1927

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