One woman named Kerry wept as she headed toward the exits, saying she had to hurry home to her 16-year-old daughter.
“Because I promised her hope. I promised her hope. And this man is despicable,” she said, her words broken between sobs. “I don’t know what happened. I’m so disappointed in this country, and I don’t know what to say to her. I don’t know what to tell her.”
Kerry, who does IT work at a school and lives outside of New York City, said before walking away that she was “horrified” for her daughter.
PEACE OF MIND
From the January 24, 1948 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel
Who does not long for peace of mind? The world searches for it in every direction, but neither the highways nor byways of material sense can find it. The Bible gives the recipe. With simple directness it states (Isa. 26:3), “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.”
In the reality and substance of God’s allness there is no variableness, lapse, or decline. That which exists can never cease to exist, for Mind conceives of nothing less than its own eternality, perfection, and continuity. Mind constitutes all individuality; it embraces all identity. Both certainty and safety are ever present in Mind.
The peace of Mind is not a state of wishful thinking, unpractical ideology, or idle speculation. There is no stagnancy in Mind. Mind is perpetual action. From it stems all that is enduring and righteous. Achievement and accomplishment characterize the action of pure Mind. Its peace exists undisturbed alike by the emotions and commotions of material sense. Neither condemnatory past nor foreboding future obscures the horizon of Mind’s calm knowing.
Error is nonexistent. It has neither the intelligence, the wit, nor the ability to conceal itself before Truth. With the might of omnipotence, Truth breaks the mesmerism of error’s morbidity which cries out for “peace, peace; when there is no peace” (Jer. 6:14). With the penetration of Truth, Christian Science strips the disguise from materiality, unmasks material sense, exposes the nothingness of its falsities and frailties, and demonstrates the might and grandeur of spiritual being.
Photo below: “Peace of Mind” – Released April 1977