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The peacemaker

The Christian Science Monitor

Isaiah's powerful prophecy of the coming of the Messiah, refers to the Saviour as "The Prince of Peace." Are we today alive to the work of this Scriptural promise of the "Prince of Peace" as he lays the spiritual groundwork for peace not only in our own hearts but also in the larger world? This heavenly peacemaker, Christ, is the divine power which is bringing healing light to human thought. The peace Christ brings is not only the disappearance of conflict but also the redeeming of our own natures from sinful thinking.

Jesus showed us the power of this peace-giving Christ more clearly than anyone else ever has or ever will. Christ, which includes this peacemaking power, is the divine idea of God, active today as in Jesus' time. Christ Jesus himself said, as Matthew tells us, "Lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world."

Christ, which comes from an all-powerful God, is active in thought—has healing impact. Christ is a peacemaker with teeth, so to speak. Christ is the divine message, affirming that man is made in God's image. By healing, Christ lifts thought above sin and conflict and purifies our affections. Mrs. Eddy explains in Science and Health, "Christ is the true idea voicing good, the divine message from God to men speaking to the human consciousness." The peace Christ brings always results in a stronger grasp of who we are as the spiritual man of God's creating. Because our genuine, God derived identity is naturally good and free from sin, we can expect our own lives to take on more purity and sinlessness as we understand and live in accord with this fact.

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God gives us "a sound mind"
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