Spirituality: an antidote to crime

What can we, as concerned citizens, do to help this world of ours? Can a more spiritually-minded view help?

The Science of Christ offers a radical, spiritual perspective. It shows us that because God made man in His image and likeness, he can be neither evil, depraved, nor deprived. Since God is good, is Spirit, His image must be good and spiritual. God's man is loving and lovable, truthful and honest, just and compassionate, pure and innocent—the exact opposite of so-called mortals. When we learn even a little of the real man and his spiritual, immortal nature, negative feelings and behavior begin to disappear from our consciousness, and consequently from our experience. This change occurs through the spiritualization of thought. The allness of God, Spirit, is the starting point of all right reasoning.

The criminal cannot be man as God created him. The human being who engages in illegal actions is mistakenly believing that he is separated from God and has the power to oppose good. He is believing that God, Spirit, created matter, and made man both good and evil. The evil tendencies of the human mind are never part of a person's real identity. They are misconceptions about God and man. No one in God's kingdom is a channel for evil or a victim of circumstances. All are subject to divine power—one infinite God, good. Instead of making a reality of evil and fearing it, or retaliating in kind, we can help check crime.

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There is a right way out
August 4, 1997

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