Certain events in this age may tempt mankind to look back wistfully to what have been called the good old days. But as humanity turns to the teachings of Christian Science it realizes that something wonderful is really happening in this our day, for a new world is being revealed. In "Retrospection and Introspection," in a chapter entitled "The Great Discovery," Mary Baker Eddy tells us of the appearing of this individual experience in her own consciousness. She writes (pp. 27, 28), "The divine hand led me into a new world of light and Life, a fresh universe— old to God, but new to His 'little one.' " This spiritual universe is dawning in inspired consciousness today, and as it is held to in thought it displaces and outshines a mistaken sense of creation.

God's immortal, harmonious universe could not be divided into differing races and nations, which would represent separation and comparison, for these phases of human belief are unknown to God, divine Mind.

Over fifty years ago Mrs. Eddy in a lovely poem entitled "The New Century" made a great statement which we today might use as a prophecy whose fulfillment we expect to see in the twentieth century. It reads (Poems, p. 22). "Love hath one race, one realm, one power." The children of God—or His spiritual ideas, expressing Him—constitute Love's race, forever one and governed by God, the only Mind. Love's realm is the kingdom of heaven within, ever perpetuating good in consciousness, and Love's power is omnipotence, the one power, without a rival or contestant. These facts become more apparent to us as constant reformation takes place in our thought and daily living.

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