‘Be still, and know …’ A victory over community violence

Some time ago, I started to look for news items in The Christian Science Monitor about national and global issues I could address prayerfully. I love that the Monitor covers the important issues of the day in a way that doesn’t sensationalize them or make us feel they’re insurmountable, but invites us to engage with readers around the world in prayer for their solution. 

Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer of Christian Science and founder of the Monitor, expected that rather than ignore the problems that come to their attention, Christian Scientists would endeavor to bring the light of Truth to them.

The Bible says, “Be still, and know that I am God” (Psalms 46:10), and I’ve found it helpful to practice this spiritual stillness whenever I hear disturbing reports in the media or even among my friends. Such mental stillness is powerful because it is based on the understanding of God as All-in-all—as divine Truth, all-knowing, all-powerful, and all-present. 

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July 10, 2017

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