The Way of Peace

On page 279 of "The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany" Mrs. Eddy writes: "The Founder of Christianity said: 'My peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you.' Christian Science reinforces Christ's sayings and doings. The Principle of Christian Science demonstrates peace." The efforts to establish peace among the nations of the world bear fruit in proportion as the motives and methods in use, and their basis, are disinterested and inspired by divine Principle. True spiritual peace is the result of a divinely pure state of consciousness which reflects God, Spirit; and each one's vital need is to acquire this sin-excluding, immortal consciousness.

Christian Scientists are not shallow optimists, wont to say, "Peace, peace; when there is no peace." On the other hand, they do not suffer materialism and its claim of evil to blind them to the almightiness of Spirit, God, and so plunge them into the obscurity of pessimism. They stand for universal Love, which is the basis of universal peace. Christian Science discloses the fallacy and evitability of sickness, sin, war, which are the result of human ignorance of God, of baseless fear expressed in selfishness, enmity, self-will. It shows the need for transformation of human nature, and also the way of transformation. So it opens the only means for the desirable transformation in human circumstances.

Before peace can be manifested universally it must be demonstrated individually. The wall of estrangement between individuals is built mainly of fear, selfishness, and hate; and these lies of mortal belief cannot forever resist the mighty attraction of divine Love. It seems all too easy to join unthinkingly in the chorus of indignation over the behavior of some individual or nation. Yet this acceptance of false testimony and the vociferous voicing of evil deafens one to the "still small voice" of Truth, mars the purity of one's own consciousness, and hinders one from being a consistent peacemaker. Let two individuals who seem at variance cease harping on their differences, cease harboring self-justification and sensitiveness, and look, instead, to the one Mind and its unifying power. Let them look to spiritual essentials, and so find peace, and one another. In Truth and true thinking there can be found no enmity, fear, nor disagreement.

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