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On the night that Jesus was born, shepherds saw the glory of God shining about them and heard a heavenly host praising Him and prophesying peace. Christians have often forgotten that message, and still forget it. However, it remains the dominant objective of the church Christ Jesus founded. Mary Baker Eddy says in No and Yes, "In every age and clime, 'On earth peace, good will toward men' must be the watchword of Christianity." No and Yes, p. 44;
Peace begins with God and expresses His presence. But as long as mankind believe in many mortal minds, many human opinions, many personal motives, peace will be a will-o'-the-wisp that eludes its pursuers. If the people of the world will learn through Christian Science that there is but one Mind and that this one Mind is God, or Love, the universal peace of heaven will appear on earth, and it will remain.
Peace is a quality of Love, and diligence and self-discipline are needed to work out the goodwill and peaceableness that should make the Christian watchword a living reminder of Love's allness. A passive peace is not sufficient. Real peace is an active force that should possess the heart and equip the Christian for victory over discord.
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ETHEL L. SINEATH
The Other Fellow
GRACE E. ROWNTREE
The Song the Angels Sing
RAYMOND F. KELLER
A Boy's Solution
Freedom from Financial Burdens
Are We Yielding or Resisting?
JAYNE D. LUCE
THE LIGHT OF CHRISTMAS
Doris Lambert Keller
Christmas Is Love
JERRY H. WELZ
Helen Wood Bauman
In Defense of Business
William Milford Correll
A healing through Christian Science is more than a mere restoration
During my tour of duty in the service in World War II, I...
Robert W. Greene, Jr.
I have had many proofs of God's loving care throughout the...
Helen Bruder with contributions from Robert C. Maxwell
I feel compelled to write my testimony as one more witness to the...
Lillie May Harbron
I am grateful for parents who taught me that God is Love and...
Susan Elaine Erskine with contributions from Ruth E. Erskine
RADIO PROGRAM NO. 402 - Communication That Heals
with contributions from Jerome Franke, Harlan Witham
Signs of the Times
Leslie Skerry Olsen