What unifies men

The recent Ku Klux Klan activity in the United States, the flight of ethnic Chinese from Vietnam, a new upsurge of conflict in Northern Ireland, and the continuing deadlock between the Palestinians and Israelis in the Middle East—these are instances of mortal wills at odds with each other.

Rejection of one group by another because of ethnic, racial, or religious differences, often involving economic and political elements, is nothing new. It has surfaced time and again in the human story. Only by recognizing that the entire universe is united in the oneness of Mind, God, can we begin to bring the groups that seem at odds into a framework that will lead to healing. Mrs. Eddy writes, "Whatever diverges from the one divine Mind, or God,—or divides Mind into minds, Spirit into spirits, Soul into souls, and Being into beings,—is a misstatement of the unerring divine Principle of Science, which interrupts the meaning of the omnipotence, omniscience, and omnipresence of Spirit, and is of human instead of divine origin." Retrospection and Introspection, p. 56;

Mind's action, expressed through the Christ, always uplifts and unifies for purposes of good. Wherever unity of worthwhile purpose is manifested instead of division, it should be supported by our prayers. There is an upcoming conference on Zimbabwe Rhodesia. We can recognize that Mind communicates directly to its idea, man, and that this communication always blesses.

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Angels are better than swords
September 10, 1979

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