A title to remember

There is a little book entitled Unity of Good, written by Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science. Those familiar with the book may slip over the title without much thought, but closer attention to its message finds a statement of vast significance. One can hear in it the ancient cry "Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord" Deut. 6:4. and find in it obedience to Christ Jesus' reinforcement of this early teaching: "Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind." Matt. 22:37. When we realize that God, good, is the one unified whole, a person's devotion to Him involves not only religious sentiment but a need to view everything one is concerned with in the light of understanding this spiritual wholeness.

Today there is increasing emphasis on the need to consider man, including the universe, as whole. In Christian Science there is a rational basis for this because its teachings recognize that man reflects the wholeness of God. This recognition, and the living that accords with it, should enable us to continue to take ever more progressive steps out of the disunity and chaos expressed in two world wars; conflict of nations, classes, and races; and the fragmentation of the human personality and its relationships. Christian Science enables us to ready ourselves for a much higher expression of the unity of goodness. As Mrs. Eddy writes, "The Scriptures plainly declare the allness and oneness of God to be the premises of Truth, and that God is good: in Him dwelleth no evil." Miscellaneous Writings, p. 93.

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