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There is no enemy

Loving our enemies proves we actually have none.

From the May 2012 issue of The Christian Science Journal


How often in our daily lives do competing personalities challenge us? How often do personalities seem to govern our experiences? 

One of the biggest decoys to the practice of Christian Science is the acceptance that there are many minds operating, instead of just one Mind, God. This frustrating belief of many minds is seen in the form of opinions or agendas, and may even include personal criticism or malice toward another. If we allow this into consciousness, it can set us on a course of resentment, intimidation, and fear, because it can cause us to believe that we have personal enemies to disagree or fight with.

This type of battle is seen in the Bible, in the story of David and Goliath, when Goliath challenges the Israelites by saying, “Give me a man [a personality], that we may fight together” (I Samuel 17:10). Thus the battle between personalities begins.

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