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A warrior of peace and love?

Against the pure forces of Spirit, there is no real contest.

From the February 2000 issue of The Christian Science Journal

They were neck and neck, blading down the ice. There was a chilling verbal exchange between these opponents. As a mother on the proverbial sidelines, I prayed that it wouldn't erupt into a full-blown battle. Someone once defined heaven as a hockey game without a fight. That sounded about right to me at the time.

Our love needs to rest on the supremacy of good.

Later I learned from my son, Luke, that the player on the opposing hockey team had been harassing and taunting him. To defuse the explosive situation, my son had chosen a unique response. He laughed. And he kept laughing until his opponent started laughing, too. End of conflict.

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