We can make a difference

No matter how complex or hopeless seem the challenges facing humanity, you and I can make a difference. Bettering the world must begin at the individual level, and the key to this individual work is love. Christ Jesus said, “This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you” (John 15:12). 

“All right,” one might say. “Perhaps more love is needed. But I’m just one person. What can I do to lessen fear and misunderstanding in the world?” We can find encouragement in the Bible assurance, “The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much” (James 5:16). 

To be effective, prayer, which Mary Baker Eddy refers to as “an unselfed love” (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 1), must be based on the spiritual understanding of man and the universe as the spiritually perfect creation of God. In prayer we must come to the clear recognition of divine Love’s ceaseless maintaining of all its ideas in their original, perfect state; we must accept the truth of being and live it in daily life. 

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