"Divinity is always ready"

Today many of the peoples of the world are engaged in a struggle for freedom, self-government, and religious liberty. As a result, much thought and energy are being devoted to preparedness in various forms. While at present the use of human means is necessary in the overcoming of the evil of war, the Christian Scientist is looking to a higher source—to God, divine Mind—for protection, for the real solution to the world's problems, and for final victory over all evil.

Our true preparation in this warfare is mental, the acknowledging of the allness of God and the nothingness of hatred, greed, and domination. Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, has written (Science and Health, p. 458): "Divinity is always ready. Semper paratus is Truth's motto." Thus it can be seen that actually it does not take time, money, or raw materials to be prepared to vanquish error, for the truth of being, or divine understanding, which meets our present need is always at hand, and always ready. Our understanding of this divine fact is made manifest humanly in sufficient wisdom, intelligent management, and ample supply of all that may be needed.

There are no danger zones in the harmonious universe where spiritual man dwells; nor are there any human emergencies too severe for Love to meet. The real man, created in the image and likeness of God, is spiritual, an idea in divine Mind, and he knows no evil. Being wholly spiritual, he cannot be touched by material beliefs or destruction, for he lives in Spirit, not matter. Proportionately as one understands the divine fact that his Life, being God, is indestructible and inviolable, is he conscious of divine protection. With this understanding he can walk with safety and joyous confidence wherever it is his duty to go.

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"Neither Greek nor Jew"
November 7, 1942

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