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“Pure peace is thine”

From the March 2023 issue of The Christian Science Journal

One of Mary Baker Eddy’s beloved hymns declares:

It matters not what be thy lot, 
      So Love doth guide; 
For storm or shine, pure peace is thine, 
      Whate’er betide.
(Christian Science Hymnal, No. 160)  

Could there be anyone on this dear earth of ours who doesn’t long for a greater measure of peace? Surely, the idea that “pure peace” is ours under all circumstances—“storm or shine”—is a deeply comforting promise. But looking more closely at this promise, we see that it includes a condition: “So Love doth guide.” We need to be guided by Love, God, the divine Principle of Christ’s Christianity, in order to be blessed with this peace. Mrs. Eddy writes, “The Principle of Christian Science demonstrates peace” (The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany, p. 279). 

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