My prayerful protest to injustice and inequality

Many people who participate in social protests are motivated by a deep desire to take action—to remedy what feels like injustice or unfairness in society. In my case, that’s what led me as a university student to get involved in protest marches.

Back then, I felt that my only choices were either to push my feelings aside and give in to a sense of helplessness or to get involved peacefully in protest marches. I chose the latter. I don’t recall whether these marches had any effect on public policy, but participating in them gave me the satisfaction of doing something and helping to keep the issues I cared about alive in public thought. 

While I no longer participate in protest marches, I am still vehemently protesting injustice through my study of Christian Science, and so my mode of protest is modeled after Mary Baker Eddy’s explanation of how Christ Jesus healed. She wrote in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures: “Jesus beheld in Science the perfect man, who appeared to him where sinning mortal man appears to mortals. In this perfect man the Saviour saw God’s own likeness, and this correct view of man healed the sick” (pp. 476–477).

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The shelter of divine law
August 21, 2017

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