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Color: Where We Are
In many communities both blacks and whites are at a point where they can begin to tolerate one another. But many of us still find encounters uncomfortable. We long to express genuine love but don't know how. The human mind sometimes attempts to make a religious adjustment. Even though it falls short of a Christian view of man as God's offspring, this can be a real step in the right direction. But too often it is more in the nature of an attempted escape.
One can seek escape from pain by becoming unconscious. One can try to escape the discomfort of having to deal with people of another color by losing consciousness of color. And when the problem appears, one can appeal hopefully to his sense of virtue by saying to himself, if not to others, "I'm glad I've become color-blind where people are concerned."
This particular sense of brotherliness can represent a real desire for healing of prejudice. But often it appears, for blacks and whites alike, as a means of escape. To one who has come to think of his color as a terrible burden, the thought of colorless manhood seems a welcome relief. And to some this thought that no one is made in colors has helped them to see everyone as the child of the one Father, God, and has brought a degree of spiritual regeneration.
Enjoy 1 free Sentinel article or audio program each month, including content from 1898 to today.
Intelligence Conquers Inflation
Accepting God as Our Physician
MARJORIE SUZANNE WENDLER
The True View of Life
STANLEY JOHN YORK
The Horeb Height
JEAN M. SNYDER
Lean on God
JUANITA WILLIAMS GARDNER
God's Perfect Child
HELEN L. CONNELLY
Margaret M. N. Higson
The Sign of the Cross and the Crown
JIMMY J. VAKIL
Important Notice to All Members of The Mother Church
with contributions from The Christian Science Board of Directors
Color: Where We Are
Carl J. Welz
Tapping the Energies of Mind
Alan A. Aylwin
Christian Science has helped me on many occasions, in sickness...
Judith Caselani with contributions from Edy Caselani Meirelles
Christian Science was introduced to me about twenty years ago...
John Cotton with contributions from Lucille R. Neff
I feel very fortunate in having had the privilege as a child and as...
Frank R. Wilson with contributions from Eileen T. White
Signs of the Times
with contributions from Louis Cassels, K. Belmont Metzger