In Christian Science we learn that man, God's image and likeness, expresses God's attribute of justice. Even as the power of a mammoth electrical generating plant would be without visible expression were it not for the innumerable electric light bulbs, motors, and other electrical appliances linked with it, so God's justice would be unexpressed were it not exhibited by His image and likeness, man. Clearly then our ability to be just is not personal. Ability is a quality of God and thus is indestructible and ever available.

Because to human sense injustice often seems to be in evidence, mankind sorely needs to gain a better understanding of God's unvarying spiritual justice. How practical and effective such an understanding can be in present-day human affairs is shown by the following experience. A student of Christian Science was traveling at a normal rate of speed in his car one day when a bolt inside the engine broke off. Before the car could be brought to a stop the broken portion of the bolt had been flung about by the revolving crankshaft with such force that a major portion of the engine was badly damaged and had to be replaced.

For the Scientist to experience this heavy financial expense when the breakdown was due to no failure or carelessness on his part would not, he reasoned, be in accord with God's justice. Almost immediately these words of the Psalmist came to him (Ps. 89:14): "Justice and judgment are the habitation of thy throne." Pondering the statement, he saw clearly that since God's throne, His kingdom, is ever present, there is no room or opportunity for injustice or loss of any kind.

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October 25, 1952

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