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From the June 2004 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Albert Schweitzer, the humanitarian who spent so much of his life in Africa empowering others, wrote in his book The Spiritual Life: "Man can no longer live for himself alone. We realize that all life is valuable, and that we are united to all this life. From this knowledge comes our spiritual relationship to the universe."

Those few words present a world view that goes beyond achieving one's own personal goals—important as those are—to empowering others. And there's a side effect: doing good is good for you. One's own spirituality is developed further through empowering others.

This month's Frontlines authors confirm this point as they write about places as diverse as Ghana and India, New York and Ohio. Barbara Vining's article, "Why be a good Samaritan?" describes the power unleashed by the discovery that spirituality is an essential element in all progress.

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