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Of Good Report

Divine Love’s power over corruption

From the March 2024 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Originally published in French

For many people, including me, the Bible is a spiritual guide from which to draw strength, a source of inspiration, a message whose power can pull them out of the quagmire. It comforts us in these words: “Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass. And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday” (Psalms 37:5, 6).

The divine Mind, divine intelligence, always acts with justice, and its faithfulness remains eternally. Divine law is powerful, infallible, and irreversible. Moment by moment, we can trust in the eternal God, under whose rule all that exists is found, and who is always tenderly caring for His beloved children.

Several decades ago, in my country, the Democratic Republic of Congo—called Zaire at the time—corruption had become normalized. No service could be rendered until a gratuity had been offered. My father waited in vain for his retirement pension after having worked as a civil servant. Friends, family, and local authorities were unanimous in telling him that without offering a gratuity to the General Directorate of Public Services, his retirement allowance, which he had been awaiting for three years, would never be paid.

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