Supporting righteous government

The Discoverer, Founder, and Leader of Christian Science, Mary Baker Eddy, was keenly interested in government. She amazed many with her broad knowledge of current affairs. Yet, when asked about her political viewpoint, she replied by giving out this statement, which was recorded in the Boston Post, in November 1908: "I am asked, 'What are your politics?' I have none, in reality, other than to help support a righteous government; to love God supremely, and my neighbor as myself" (The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany, p. 276).

In this statement, supporting a righteous government is linked with loving God supremely and loving our neighbor as ourselves. All three elements are needed for effective government on every level.

March 4, 1996

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