World Peace

How shall we, as Christian Scientists, work for the cause of world peace? If our prayers are to be deeper than mere petitions for cessation of hostilities between nations, how shall we begin to pray? Mrs. Eddy writes in "The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany" (p. 277), "The characters and lives of men determine the peace, prosperity, and life of nations."

Through Christian Science we learn how the character and lives of men may become so spiritually motivated and Christlike that peace and harmony are the natural accompaniments of true thinking, and are thus reflected in the national life. Our quest for peace must begin with our individual thoughts and lives.

Peace is an attribute of the divine Mind. As we learn to reflect God to a fuller extent, by positively expressing the qualities of God, a peace more satisfying and permanent than any material success or affection can bestow, floods our consciousness. If our reflection of the qualities of God is lacking, our sense of peace is not complete. If we neglect to be loving, truthful, and spiritually intelligent, we expose ourselves to claims of error which seriously undermine our realization of peace.

April 16, 1938

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