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A new view of prayer for world government
This column isn't just for the religious—those committed to prayer for enlightened government. "Perspective on the News" is also meant for people who at times find themselves spiritual doubters.
The Apostle Paul said: "God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues." Cor. 12:28; We may see ourselves only as "helps," or as The New English Bible puts it, "those who have . . . ability to help others . . ."; but we all may have at least some intuitive feeling about the reality of moral and ethical qualities and their efficacy on the world scene. The question is, How can these qualities more strongly affect world affairs for the better?
Love is certainly evident throughout the world—whether in care for refugees, or in maternal and paternal affection. And honesty clearly exists. It's not always apparent, but occasionally we do notice a world figure who strikes us as the personification of integrity. Humane qualities, however, don't exist in and of themselves. Whatever is good in them bears witness to a divine reality or Principle that is universally available, though unseen by the physical senses.
Enjoy 1 free Sentinel article or audio program each month, including content from 1898 to today.
Learning disabilities dispelled
ROXANNE H. BAKER
Eighteen years ago I reached a turning point
ELIZABETH P. WENTWORTH with contributions from RHODA LEE WENTWORTH
MARION SHELDON PIERPONT
2 | An opening wedge
Reach for an angel!
ELIZABETH BICE LUERSSEN
No time for prayer?
How I came into Christian Science
MARK WILLIAM HENDRICKSON
The purpose behind healing
The hope that doesn't topple
GEOFFREY J. BARRATT
Where need and idea meet
BEULAH M. ROEGGE
Our spiritual attention span
STEVEN ALAN AVEY
Peer pressure and purity
Written for the Sentinel
I first heard of Christian Science as a teen-ager
EMILY INKS MATTHEWS
Several years ago, after graduating from high school, I enrolled...
MAUREEN A. BISHOP
My wife was interned for one year in a sanitarium under medical...
JUAN CARLOS VENTRE LUZARDO with contributions from RENÉE BELLO de VENTRE
When my younger daughter was about two years old, she injured...
KATHERINE J. GLANCIES
I had a healing! For a long time I used a special blanket to comfort...
TRINA MARIE RUSH with contributions from PENELOPE RUSH