Above the entrance to the building which houses the Supreme Court of the United States is this inscription: "Equal Justice Under Law." This inscription is expressive of mankind's desire to achieve justice and to experience its blessings.

For many centuries men have attempted, without great success, to establish justice by legislative enactments. In our time, the discovery of Christian Science has provided a sure pathway to the desired goal. Mary Baker Eddy, who gave Christian Science to men, has stated, "Justice is the moral signification of law" (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 391). Mrs. Eddy further states, "The attributes of God are justice, mercy, wisdom, goodness, and so on" (ibid., p. 465). From this it may be seen that to know justice and thereby to have it appear in one's experience, one must recognize it as being an attribute of God, an attribute which derives from true law— the law of Mind.

In Science and Health the student finds many references to the law of Mind as the source of perpetual harmony and justice. Thus it follows that justice is the moral signification of that law which is ever operative, ever present, infinite in its applications and healing effects. Again we read in the textbook (ibid., p. 36), "A selfish and limited mind may be unjust, but the unlimited and divine Mind is the immortal law of justice as well as of mercy." This immortal law of justice is ever available and, in fact, cannot fail to appear to spiritual sense.

April 29, 1950

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