All who love mankind, who love liberty, who want cessation of the world's turmoil and unrest, ran do their part in praying and working for divine guidance for those who administer the nations' affairs, to enable them to reach right and peaceful decisions. The recipe for healing the ills of the world is not complicated, but must be understood and applied in a practical way. It is so simple that frequently, too frequently in fact, it is overlooked, it is to be found in those sure codes for right living, the Ten Commandments and the Sermon on the Mount.

God's law, as it is set forth in the Decalogue and the Master's famous sermon, has never been repealed or amended, It has only to be spiritually understood and practically applied to the problem at hand. It is readily available to receptive thought. As mankind complies with the requirements of the former and lives up to the standard set by the latter, the problems concerning the world today will be solved. While the problems seem great, so simple a statement as that of Jesus offers humanity the solution. He said (Matt. 7:12), "Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them."

Mary Baker Eddy writes in "The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany" (pp. 278, 279): "The Principle of all power is God, and God is Love. Whatever brings into human thought or action an element opposed to Love, is never requisite, never a necessity, and is not sanctioned by the law of God, the law of Love." And she adds: "God is the divine Mind. Hence the sequence: Had all peoples one Mind, peace would reign."

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