Mrs. Eddy prayed daily that there be no more war, no more barbarous slaughtering of our fellow beings; prayed to love God supremely, and love their neighbor as themselves.

 

“Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.”

(Matt. 5:9)

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From the September 2006 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Two thousand years later, following in Jesus’ footsteps, Mary Baker Eddy undertook to further that initial change in human thinking, to show how to bring healing and peace to nations, to communities, to families, and to individual lives through spiritual means alone. She could have said, No way—it’s too much for just one person, especially for a woman with no money, no legal support, no family support. But she didn’t say no. She said yes.

And that call to action comes to us just as imperatively as it did to her, to Jesus, to the Old Testament prophets, and to all of their followers ever since, now and forever. And the path to serving as agents for peaceful change lies in our individual divine relationship to God, no matter where we live, no matter how far removed we may feel from our brothers and sisters around the world living in crisis.

We can pray, scientifically, deeply, without reservation or doubt, about divine Love’s power to govern all peoples, everywhere. Mrs. Eddy did. She wrote: “For many years I have prayed daily that there be no more war, no more barbarous slaughtering of our fellow beings; prayed that all the peoples on earth and the islands of the sea have one God, one Mind; love God supremely, and love their neighbor as themselves” (The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany, p. 286).

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