To heal a wounded world

Scanning almost any major newspaper these days, the picture one could get is of a world desperately in need of God’s love. While great progress has been made among nations working to counter terrorism, fear of economic disaster has divided political parties within nations and is greatly affecting financial markets and international decision-making. Corruption seems to abound not just in developing countries, but in larger economies, too.

In a sense, the world looks like the man set upon by thieves on the road to Jericho—wounded and greatly in need of help (see Luke 10:25–37). Yet these thieves aren’t so much people as influences on thought that misguide our actions, tending toward negative outcomes. As healers, Christian Scientists have an opportunity to reverse this trend by recognizing the power of Christ, God’s message of love to humanity, to guide, restore, and save.

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September 5, 2011

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