‘Thy will be done’ government

Scanning the state of government around the globe shows a concept in flux. Freedom fighters in the Middle East are giving up their lives to an ideal even as some authoritarian rulers refuse to stand aside. The Greek government is seeking to avoid default on its loans without alienating its people. European governments are wrestling with Greece’s situation and how to keep the Eurozone intact. The United States is striving to resolve its financial issues and reduce polarization among its political parties. 

So many different views of government—each run by people hopefully doing their best to find solutions. Meanwhile, we, the citizens, may be feeling hopeless, discouraged, angry, puzzled, frustrated, or confused by what, if anything, is going on.

There is a better way to help ourselves and our elected officials. Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer of Christian Science, speaks much of the individual self-government that rests in obedience to Spirit. She makes plain that such spiritualized thought can influence and help people, communities, and nations. In an article titled “How strife may be stilled,” she wrote: “. . . ‘Thou shalt have no other gods before me’—obeyed, is sufficient to still all strife. God is the divine Mind. Hence the sequence: Had all peoples one Mind, peace would reign” (The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany, p. 279).

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In the Christian Science Bible Lesson
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