United in the struggle that leads to freedom

Throughout the world, almost 200 countries celebrate their freedom and independence. In fact, over twenty countries are celebrating their national independence day during this month of July. The fight against oppression that results in freedom and greater opportunities for self-governance is celebrated and honored worldwide.

On a recent video to introduce the new Christian Science Monitor Daily news product, Monitor editor, Mark Sappenfield, said that “news is the story of us; it’s the story of our struggle for dignity, for justice, for fairness, for compassion, for progress” and “that path is rarely straight or easy.” But every slow and steady step of progress—where tyranny is put off and progress for the greater good is embraced—is a step more spiritual. And struggles for a higher humanity unite us.

Seen spiritually, our individual struggles for freedom, health, and holiness are our stand against the oppression and tyranny of materialism and are urged forward with the collective hope and conviction that freedom is possible. Here is where Christian Science, explaining the law of God, helps to unite us and to give strength to our human efforts to realize that freedom.

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Bible Lens—July 3–9, 2017
July 3, 2017

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