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Peace, not terror, for India and Pakistan
Originally appeared on spirituality.com
Even as the world’s focus turns elsewhere, India and Pakistan are still grappling with the terrorist attack in Mumbai, which has been much in the news these last few days. The brutality of the event, as well as the fear and grief people have endured, not only invite prayer, they demand it.
One reason for prayer is the desire to console the ones who witnessed the attack, have been injured, or who have lost loved ones. It’s natural to affirm God’s comforting presence with all who have been caught up in this situation. Prayer that the intelligence of God, divine Mind—and not rage, fear, or prejudice—will guide the ensuing investigation is also vital. Reports seem to point strongly toward a group based in Kashmir that has had support from Pakistan, at least in the past. But given the tension between India and Pakistan, it’s critical not to jump to conclusions, but to trust that the truth will be revealed.
Mary Baker Eddy, the author of Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, advised: “Let Truth uncover and destroy error in God’s own way, and let human justice pattern the divine. Sin will receive its full penalty, both for what it is and for what it does.” That uncovering can come more quickly as people give up predisposed views of who is at fault, exercise mental discipline and unhesitating honesty.