"Science and peace"

Referring to the world as "the arena for conflicting forces," Mary Baker Eddy states that "on one side there will be discord and dismay; on the other side there will be Science and peace" (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 96). Accordingly, we are pledged as Christian Scientists invariably and instantly to exclude from our consciousness the slightest mortal mind suggestion of "discord and dismay," whatever the provocation. We can carry out this pledge by being mindful of Christ Jesus' declaration: "Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid."

Consciously abiding in the light of Spirit, we cannot fail to be at peace ourselves, and to serve as peacemakers wherever we find ourselves. Jesus said that a candle was not to be put "under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house." We must not be so intent, then, on preserving our own peace that we are oblivious of the needs of others. One who reflects the peace of divine Love is tenderly observant of the human need and strong in meeting it through Christian Science, the "Comforter," or "Spirit of truth."

"The counter fact"
November 5, 1938

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