Black lives, blue lives, and everyone’s true life

Right wing? Left wing? Or under the shadow of God’s wings (see Psalms 36:7)? If you could select just one of these to describe your standpoint in the face of polarized issues, which would you choose?

If we’ve experienced the healing impact of divine Love, it’s natural to gain an ever-broadening sense of what we can entrust to God’s healing power, which embraces humanity, sheltering one and all. This divine power undoubtedly finds expression at times through political action and policy changes. But lessening our allegiance to political philosophies increases our openness to seeking solutions to society’s problems from a higher standpoint. The Apostle Paul put it this way: “(. . . the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ” (II Corinthians 10:4, 5).

The Leader of the Christian Science movement, Mary Baker Eddy, described many ways in which such Christly obedience has a practical impact, including the following: “. . . those who discern Christian Science will hold crime in check. They will aid in the ejection of error. They will maintain law and order, and cheerfully await the certainty of ultimate perfection” (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 97).

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