Overcoming Lawlessness

We see in the world today a growing tendency toward lawlessness, a disregard for rules and regulations. Christian Science shows how to correct this tendency. Mrs. Eddy gives this statement in Science and Health, the Christian Science textbook: "The good in human affections must have ascendency over the evil and the spiritual over the animal, or happiness will never be won. The attainment of this celestial condition would improve our progeny, diminish crime, and give higher aims to ambition." Science and Health, p. 61;

The one desiring to help can examine his thinking and his actions. He can ask himself and honestly answer whether good always has ascendancy over evil in his thought, whether the spiritual has ascendancy over the animal.

Unrest, riots, and crime have their roots in animality—selfishness, fear, hate, lust. If we are to overcome evil, we must love good. If we are to rid ourselves of animality, we must desire spirituality. How much do we allow animality to creep into our thinking, perhaps in small ways? How much are we contributing to the inhumanity and insubordination that is rife in the world today? Even the least amount is too much.

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Youth and the Home
June 22, 1968

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