A higher basis for leadership

The quality of our own thoughts and actions is a significant influence on the quality of leadership in our world.

It's easy to feel good about leadership when thinking of some of history's great leaders, like Winston Churchill, Abraham Lincoln, or Mahatma Gandhi. But while some leaders are selfless and strong, others turn out to be venal and self-serving. As we approach the twenty-first century, are we destined to take potluck with regard to our leaders? Or is there a higher, more dependable basis for leadership?

Christian Science teaches that in all areas of human life, good can be found through a spiritual understanding of man's true nature, and political leadership is no exception. But to gain this understanding of man, we must first have a true concept of man's creator, God.

In the Bible, we read that God revealed Himself to Moses as "I AM THAT I AM" (Ex. 3:14). In order for God, the Divine Being, not to be self-divided and so self-destructive, He must consist exclusively of good and harmonious qualities, qualities such as goodness, love, and justice. And since God is infinite, He must include an endless number of these good attributes.

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October 25, 1993

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