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"...what doth the Lord require of thee"?

From the July 1997 issue of The Christian Science Journal

As children of God, you and I are never outside the embrace of God, who is universal Life, Truth, and Love. Through acknowledging in prayer God's supreme, all-encompassing nature and His just government of the universe, we can increase our awareness of His ever-presence. And within our consciousness of the divine presence we find security, safety, peace, and the true justice that is rightfully ours as His children.

We are never outside of the divine jurisdiction. But is turning to God in prayer enough when dishonesty, crime, hate, destruction, illness, death, seem rampant? Is it enough when we need to find refuge and security—true justice?

Society has struggled with such questions for centuries. For instance, the prophet Habakkuk asked: "O Lord, how long shall I cry, and thou wilt not hear! even cry out unto thee of violence, and thou wilt not save! Why dost thou shew me iniquity, and cause me to behold grievance? for spoiling and violence are before me: and there are that raise up strife and contention. Therefore the law is slacked, and judgment doth never go forth: for the wicked doth compass about the righteous; therefore wrong judgment proceedeth."  Hab. 1:2—4.

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