On the lookout for good

I’ve been on the lookout for kindness, generosity, and love. And as I do this, more and more of these qualities appear in my life. It’s helped open my eyes to the good that is present and active. I’ve come to realize that moments of goodness are not pinpricks of light in an otherwise dark universe, but are instead evidence of the underlying spiritual law of God’s omnipresent goodness. 

The teachings of Christian Science explain that God has only good in store for His creation. And since God is all-powerful, there is nothing that can resist that good. The Bible backs this up. As Paul emphatically states in his letter to the Galatians: “The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against such things” (Galatians 5:22, 23, New Revised Standard Version). 

In a Sentinel Watch podcast from earlier this year, Mark Sappenfield, Editor of The Christian Science Monitor, said, “When you look around in your community, you see good everywhere. . . . But it seems that when we move outside of a certain focal distance, we kind of forget that it’s there, when in fact [good] is relevant and operative on all of these levels, in all of these places, and it needs to be accounted for, because [it is] what is shaping our society” (“What can we rely on in an uncertain world?” JSH-Online.com, April 20, 2020). 

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Let your light shine this Christmas
December 21, 2020

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