"Am I my brother's keeper?"

The question, "Am I my brother's keeper?" has been answered variously throughout the years. In the present time, due in part, perhaps, to a quickened social conscience, the answer is generally in the affirmative. People are coming to see more clearly that in human experience indifference to the welfare of others is not excusable in the relations of individuals, groups, or nations.

Like a ripple on a pond, any disturbance, however slight, in the economic, political, or social life of one nation affects directly or indirectly the welfare of other nations, even though they may be remote from the scene of the disturbance. Conversely, favorable conditions in one part of the world have a beneficial effect upon individuals and nations in other parts of the earth. This is due to the almost generally accepted belief of interdependence.

Absolutely speaking, however, there is no basis for the belief of interdependence. In the realm of reality, the universe of divine Mind, each individual is independent of every other, because all depend entirely upon Mind, God, the one creative and governing Principle, for existence, supply, happiness, health, and prosperity.

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The Divine Antidote
April 26, 1941

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