The spiritual foundation for peace

As I write this, I am sitting on a beach looking at a very turbulent ocean. If I were to swim out far enough and dive down deep, I would find the water still and quiet. I would have no evidence of the turbulence on the surface.

If we listen to news broadcasts and read the papers, we see a world in great turmoil; revolution, invasion, labor disagreement, and political confrontation agitate the world. Christian Scientists should not ignore all this, but neither should they allow these problems to close their eyes to God's creation. Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, tells us, "We must look deep into realism instead of accepting only the outward sense of things." Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 129; As we reverse the appearance of turmoil and delve "deep into realism," we discover that God's universe is perpetually at peace. Recognizing this fact will not only progressively remove the discords that confront us personally but benefit the world as well.

There are no factions, no disagreements, in the one Mind, God. He is universal Love, which never varies and knows no hate. He is all-governing Principle, expressing Himself firmly and exactly, leaving no room for deviation from absolute right. He is harmonious Soul, radiating beauty, loveliness, and tranquillity; there is no turbulence within Soul's realm.

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May 5, 1980

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