Our divine right to mental peace

Judging by how many resources today are devoted to mental health, it seems many people struggle with feelings of inner turmoil. Some find it hard to think clearly and to remain peaceful and productive throughout the day.

Wouldn’t it seem natural, however, to believe that every individual has a right to peace and progress? Christian Science shows how a consistent peacefulness, coupled with a fulfilling and rewarding life, is a divinely natural, God-given right. 

Christ Jesus described our unique individuality and purpose in a captivating way. He said, “Ye are the light of the world” and “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven” (Matthew 5:14, 16). Even though these words were spoken centuries ago, they relate practically to us today. This “light” refers to all that is holy, good, loving, and upright in our consciousness. It is, essentially, our spirituality. And it finds expression in our outward character—in our efforts to be unselfish, gentle, kind, honest, and pure. If one is honestly laboring to bless others, to be of service, this can be a force for good in one’s life, adding to joy and contentment.

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October 21, 2019

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