Elevating our approach to public health

Originally published in The Christian Science Monitor’s Christian Science Perspective column, Feb. 1, 2022.

Lately, I’ve been appreciating this metaphor: If several people and I are climbing a mountain, the higher we climb—even if we started out on opposite sides of the mountain—the closer we get and the clearer we see each other.

The pandemic has stirred up many forms of anxiety and conflict, which seem to have fractured our society into conflicting motives. But there’s another thought that can be brought into the mix. Christian Science shows that there is one omnipotent God—one Life, Truth, and Love—governing us all. Understanding this lifts thought to the spiritual peak of being, revealing that we are spiritual, not material. Rising to this peak in consciousness brings about healing, harmony, and restoration of peace.

So, like the mountain climbing metaphor, the higher our understanding is of God as omnipotent and of ourselves as God’s spiritual creation, the clearer the spiritual perspective we have of each other.

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