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From the September 2006 issue of The Christian Science Journal

SOMETIMES THE WHOLE NOTION OF WORLD PEACE JUST SEEMS overwhelming. News reports about crises all over the globe can dishearten me—what can I do about these events taking place so far out of my own sphere? But then I see a DVD like Peace One Day—which Tad Blake-Weber writes about in this issue. Tad gave the DVD to a couple of us on the staff, and suddenly, after seeing the one-man crusade for peace that filmmaker Jeremy Gilley undertook, world peace didn't seem overwhelming. It actually felt plausible.

And I realized that for Christian Scientists, one-man—or one-woman—crusades to change the world constitute our history, our teaching, and our understanding of the world. Jesus didn't let overwhelming odds diminish his crusade to change the thinking, and therefore the behavior, of humanity. And not just for the era in which he lived. For all time. And what a record of success.

Two thousand years later, following in Jesus' footsteps, Mary Baker Eddy undertook to further that initial change in human thinking, to show how to bring healing and peace to nations, to communities, to families, and to individual lives through spiritual means alone. She could have said, No way—it's too much for just one person, especially for a woman with no money, no legal support, on family support. But she didn't say no. She said yes.

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