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The Unifying Power of Divine Love in the World

From the October 1967 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Christian Science teaches that we can demonstrate only what is already divinely true. We could not make peace or have unity among men were not that unity already a fact in divine Science. Such unity does exist. It rests upon the oneness of God, the universal nature of divine Love as the only creative power. Man in the likeness of God has no other Mind but God. It is on this basis that we can realize the brotherhood of man and in our present circumstance come to some modus vivendi that allows for progressive unfoldment.

The oneness of God is the central fact of harmony. The divergent views of God fragment society. Christian Science has come to define God explicitly, to demonstrate the nature of good as embracing all individuality, and to spell out the way of demonstrating these facts in human experience. Because we know that there is one real source of government, one divine intelligence controlling all creation, we can insist prayerfully that there is no room for conflict, there is no place for confusion. And as we come to realize that this source of government is divine Principle, Love, we shall see the unifying effect of all the laws that express this Principle.

Mrs. Eddy says: "God is universal; confined to no spot, defined by no dogma, appropriated by no sect. Not more to one than to all, is God demonstrable as divine Life, Truth, and Love; and His people are they that reflect Him—that reflect Love."Miscellaneous Writings, p. 150; We can see some evidence of the universal nature of divine Love appearing in society when we have such efforts as international relief, the Peace Corps, the efforts to eliminate racial injustice, and the recent work in establishing more equitable trade arrangements. Such moves toward peace and harmony will quicken and become stronger as the oneness of God, divine Mind, becomes more apparent.

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