To Care for the Environment

In an interview with Richard Conrat, instructor of photography at San Francisco Art Institute, Alan Jones, an architect, is quoted as saying, "Most of our environmental problems won't be solved until people's attitudes change—until their personal habits and patterns of life reflect an understanding of their relationships to each other and to the environment." San Francisco Sunday Examiner and Chronicle, March 22. 1970; Through Christian Science we have an opportunity to hasten the day when people will understand these essential relationships and change their habits and patterns of life accordingly.

Christian Science reveals God as the infinite Principle of the universe, including man. This Principle is Mind, the only Mind of man. Mankind's insistence upon interfering with the ecology of their environments stems from their failure to understand the infinite Principle. Each individual insists that he has a mind, or principle, of his own, and that therefore his primary interest can be served best by giving only minimum attention to the interests of his fellowmen. So he defaces the land, poisons the waters, and pollutes the atmosphere until such time as he can feel the effects of what he is doing on his health or his income. But this is not soon enough.

A Job Well Done
October 3, 1970

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