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The Lord's Prayer and God's universal law

From the May 1999 issue of The Christian Science Journal

The Journal this month, on page 5, features commentary and a review of C. G. Weeramantry's The Lord's Prayer: Bridge to a Better World. As the review points out, Judge Weeramantry sits on the World Court. And whether one agrees or disagrees with his political philosophy, the book raises a number of serious questions about the prospects for establishing a lasting peace among nations and creating a justice that serves all people. On the book jacket, readers are asked: "Is there hope for a better, more just world? Where can people turn to unlock that hope?"

Judge Weeramantry responds unabashedly that the answer is found in the Lord's Prayer, "a treasury of legal and human rights ...." The author observes, "There has been a search throughout history for a higher principle or law that stands above all man-made law." He states that the Lord's Prayer provides a way to realize this goal, and that this prayer would establish "human rights and duties upon a higher principle than the purely mundane." Judge Weeramantry continues, "Those whose belief systems are God-based would see this higher principle as based on God's will...." C. G, Weeramantry, The Lord's Prayer: Bridge to a Better Word (Liguori, Mo.: Liguori/Triumph, 1998), p. 32

For some,
it's perhaps
a remarkable
concept that
prayer could
possibly cover
"all human
needs. "

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