A universal neighborhood watch

In the quiet road where I used to live, we had a neighborhood watch. People took note of strangers in the area and kept an eye on their neighbors' homes to help prevent crime. When I read news reports of people in the former Yugoslavia attacking their longtime neighbors, stealing homes and possessions, I realized that this, too, was a call for neighborly watchfulness.

I remembered that Mary Baker Eddy comments in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures about the challenge of mental ferment and struggle as spiritual Truth dawns in a materialistic age: "During this final conflict, wicked minds will endeavor to find means by which to accomplish more evil; but those who discern Christian Science will hold crime in check. They will aid in the ejection of error. They will maintain law and order, and cheerfully await the certainty of ultimate perfection" (pp. 96–97).

"He who guards you never sleeps"
October 16, 1995

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