Helping our world find peace through individual love

Sometimes a person will take seriously his responsibility to emulate the Master, the Prince of Peace, in loving mankind, only to find himself up against someone, or several people, seemingly difficult if not impossible to love. What then? Fortunately, what Christian Science reveals about the true nature of man—of you and me and everyone—removes this barrier. As its teachings point out, we are never called upon to excuse or to love what is evil or bad or mean. What we are required to do is to try to love as the Master, Christ Jesus, did; that is, to perceive in Truth man as he really is—God's perfect, sinless, loving reflection, the man Jesus came to declare. This is the true, the spiritual, identity of every last one of us.

Almost two years ago I was reading Mrs. Eddy's Message to The Mother Church for 1901 when this passage struck me: "To my sense the Sermon on the Mount, read each Sunday without comment and obeyed throughout the week, would be enough for Christian practice." Message for 1901, p. 11. I resolved to dig into these teachings of Jesus as never before, and to make every effort to apply them every day in some small way. Well, the results were positively heartwarming. So many situations and individuals reaped harmony and healing from this holy enterprise. And good will was wrested from inharmonious relationship more than once.

Peace of Mind, not "piece of mind"
May 5, 1986

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