"The cement of a higher humanity"

"The cement of a higher humanity will unite all interests in the one divinity." Thus writes Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, on page 571 of her textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures."

How can this uniting of all interests be accomplished, this drawing together into one harmonious bond of unity? The answer is found in the words of God, through Isaiah, "Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else." By looking unto God and recognizing and understanding His allness, presence, and power, we can know that because evil is not of God it has no power. Evil does not govern; God alone governs all that really exists. There is no intelligence to execute evil purposes or plans, since God is the only intelligence; and because God is omnipresence there is no space for evil to occupy or locality where it can operate. Our daily realization of the great truth that "the earth is the Lord's, and the fulness thereof," will remove the belief of a power or government apart from God, and destroy poverty, fear, distrust, mad ambition, hate, war, and all other material beliefs.

Material remedies are not meeting the world's need, as we see from the frustration of human plans, and in the failure of national and international agreements, pacts, and covenants to fulfill the purposes of peace. But the situation is not hopeless, for Christian Science opens the door for all humanity, showing men a way of escape from their woes; and they who follow this way find surcease from their troubles. Are not many statesmen, educators, and business men seeing more and more clearly that the need of the world is for greater spirituality, and even recommending that men look more prayerfully to God? In this way alone will "the cement of a higher humanity" be found to unite "all interests in the one divinity."

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"A divine influence ever present"
October 19, 1940

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