Christian Science and the United Nations

The unity of good is a cardinal doctrine of Christian Science. The unity of God and man is the basic fact of spiritual life. Nations are groups of human beings forming units of human government for their own particular benefits. Thus the effort to establish a United Nations organization encounters the human belief of separate interests at the outset. But oneness and unity is the spiritual, divine order to which the human must give way. Because there is but one God, there can be but one manifestation of God, and that is the brotherhood of man, God's only nation. How to bring to light this glorious fact is the great problem of human existence.

As Christian Scientists we know that it will not be solved merely by human institutions, however excellent in equity, justice, and good purpose. These qualities surely make for betterment in the theater of human affairs, and they improve the human order. But for unity of action to be constant and permanent it must rest on the understanding of spiritual reality, revealing the oneness of all in God.

Every Christian Scientist, in fact every right-thinking human being, must desire a universe of peace and harmony. Our beloved Leader, Mary Baker Eddy, says in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 1), "Desire is prayer." How shall that desire be translated into action? How shall that action be directed to bring to light the unity of men and nations? Right thought reveals reality.

January 4, 1947

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