Transformation and Rebuilding

To those who are now going through fiery trials with attendant loss and suffering, the thought of the permanent peace which may arise out of the debris of today is encouraging and stimulating. Their sacrifice will not have been in vain if in the aftermath of the present conflict self-abnegation has helped to build peace in which future wars are outlawed, the means of making them debarred, and those now engaged in waging them are trained instead in the fundamental truths upon which permanent peace is based.

In the transformation from the old to the new and the building of better world conditions, Christian Science is playing an indispensable part. Spiritual truths alone are adequate to destroy belief in material fables and philosophies, which are responsible for world unrest, human warfare, and "man's inhumanity to man." This Science reveals the spiritual facts of being, proclaiming the real man's indissoluble relationship to God, from the understanding of which men and women during the dark and difficult days are deriving vision, resourcefulness, and strength. For Christian Science shows that evil, being unreal, vanishes away, while spiritual good forever remains panoplied in its own imperishable glory.

Referring to the hope of immortality, Paul declares: "We know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. ... Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new." Mary Baker Eddy, referring to the demonstration of spiritual facts, writes in the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 428): "To divest thought of false trusts and material evidences in order that the spiritual facts of being mayappear,—this is the great attainment by means of which we shall sweep away the false and give place to the true. Thus we may establish in truth the temple, or body, 'whose builder and maker is God.'"

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Daily Work
August 22, 1942

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