Christian Science in an Age of Revolution

Progress mainly used to follow the way of evolution, but today many changes are being accelerated through revolution. Modern techniques have greatly influenced what we used to consider a normal development. All we have to do to realize this is to compare the gradual progress in transportation from horse and buggy to train, automobile, and airplane with the sudden conquest of space in the last decade. With technological revolution has come a social revolution, in which human conditions and relationships are also undergoing drastic changes.

As the technological revolution has led to the conquest of space, so a spiritual revolution is causing a new social awareness; there is a search for a better concept of justice, a purer sense of equality, of honesty, and of love. This search is bringing to the surface the shallowness of materialistic living and its empty promises. The younger ones among us are especially aware of the danger, and they want to change the Establishment. But enthusiasm may lead to impatience and resort to physical means to get what is wanted. Then the means defeat the end for only spiritual growth can develop purer concepts and bring about their human fulfillment.

Where does Christian Science stand in this age of revolution? There can be no doubt that it is itself revolutionary and therefore stands in the vanguard of today's search for a better world. The Science revealed to Mrs. Eddy a little over a century ago presented to human thought a change so radical that is still transcends all the giant steps taken in the field of technology. This divine Science, based on the allness of God as Spirit, precludes the very existence of matter, in which such spectacular changes seem to be taking place.

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Reflect God's Freedom of Action
April 3, 1971

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