The Right Remedy for Injuries

THERE appear, in human experience, to be many instances in which one person has injured another, intentionally or unintentionally. And when the so-called injury seems to be intentional it appears, to human sense, that there is an excuse for resentment or even for retaliation or revenge. But the Apostle Paul said, "Recompense to no man evil for evil."

In the article entitled "Love Your Enemies," Mary Baker Eddy says (Miscellaneous Writings, p. 11), "To mete out human justice to those who persecute and despitefully use one, is not leaving all retribution to God and returning blessing for cursing." And on the next page she says, "Never return evil for evil; and, above all, do not fancy that you have been wronged when you have not been."

Frequently, lawsuits are based upon the belief that one person has injured another physically, financially, or socially. But understanding of the truth about relationship as it is explained in Christian Science helps one to see that, strictly speaking, it is utterly impossible for one individual to injure another or to deprive another of anything. Christian Science teaches that there is, in truth, but one family, consisting of the all-inclusive fatherhood and motherhood of God and the universal brotherhood of man. It shows us that in reality all have one Mind—God, infinite good—and that in this divine Mind there is no consciousness of injury, injustice, dishonesty, unkindness, contention, strife, or misunderstanding.

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From the Clerk
July 15, 1939

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