True strength is at peace

On the human scene, individuals and nations may vie for and rank themselves according to a strength that is often at variance with peace. But where does strength really lie? In muscles? In wealth? In numbers? In armaments? The Christian Science textbook, Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy, makes this observation: "To say that strength is in matter, is like saying that the power is in the lever." Science and Health, p. 485.

Strength, spiritually understood, is not subject to division and disparity. True strength is indivisible power—a manifestation of Spirit, God, who is all good, and All. Because it is spiritual, strength is infinite, inexhaustible. Because it is God-governed, it is not susceptible of misuse; its power to act effectively serves the purposes of good alone. And this true strength belongs to man, God's reflection.

A simple birdsong
February 27, 1984

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