In these days when we hear so much about war among the nations, it is well to gain an understanding of what real peace is as Christian Science reveals it to us. The human heart is crying out as never before for safety and peace, for that which can be found only in divine Mind. Mrs. Eddy tells us of her prayer for the world and leaves her example for us to follow. She says in "The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany" (p. 286), "For many years I have prayed daily that there be no more war, no more barbarous slaughtering of our fellow-beings; prayed that all the peoples on earth and the islands of the sea have one God, one Mind; love God supremely, and love their neighbor as themselves." Mrs. Eddy knew that the only way to establish peace was through the recognition of the one divine Mind, as governing the thoughts and acts of men.

Centuries ago, St. Paul made a remarkable statement which shows that he understood the nature of real peace. In his epistle to the Romans he said, "To be spiritually minded is life and peace." We know that these words are just as true today as when they were uttered; but the question with many is, How can I become spiritually-minded, so that I may receive the reward of life and peace? Spiritual-mindedness is natural to the real man, the child of God. To attain it one has only to develop a love for the spiritual and to know that, as God's child, he already has it.

Mastering Our Difficulties
January 27, 1940

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