Love Guides Us into Peace

The understanding of the teachings of Christian Science, even in a small degree, brings such a sense of peace and security that in these days of turmoil there is little wonder that Christian Science churches are often filled with eager listeners, seeking the truth about God and man. The truth of these teachings is proved in demonstration. In Christian Science we are taught to find health, peace, and harmony in God, divine Love. Peace is an attribute of God, because it is good. It is a manifestation of Love, as the Scriptures declare. God is infinite, and therefore ever present. Peace, then, being a manifestation of divine Love, is also ever present.

When all about us are heard expressions of criticism, distrust, and resentfulness directed against those in authority in our nation and in other countries, it is well to be still and acknowledge where true government originates—in God, divine Mind. This is not the time to indulge vexatious thoughts, or helplessly to bewail the state of affairs of our country and of the world. We must awaken, be alert, and emphatically deny any reality in any power that is unlike God. We must deny inharmony, disaster, evil forces, and affirm the harmonious government of divine Mind.

God, infinite Mind, created the universe, including man in His own image and likeness, and saw that it was good. Where, then, is there room in this infinity of good for inharmony or chaos of any kind, such as war, turmoil, disaster, hatred, malice, envy, misunderstanding, dishonesty, fear, sickness, sin, and death? Are these not the products of the mist, the Adam-dream? They are certainly not the reality of being, which is the spiritual universe, including man in God's likeness. They are only a false belief of life and intelligence in matter, or belief that matter is substantial, therefore worth fighting for; that the acquisition of material riches and worldly power will bring happiness, that war will solve our problems, that physical force and strength are might, and that dishonesty will bring gain. There is abundant proof that material wealth does not bring happiness or even satisfaction, for on every hand we see signs of unrest and discord where apparently there is an abundance of material possessions.

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June 22, 1935

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