Archive for the ‘Peace’ Category

Love with a Heart of Tenderness   Leave a comment

Love with a heart of tenderness

Your enemies and friends;

However hard this may appear,

This quality just mends.

For Love is God in action true,

A presence that is felt;

A healing and a saving power

That will all discord melt.

(Christian Science Hymnal 519)

Readings on Peace   1 comment

Wednesday Testimony Meeting readings

This recording is of the readings on the topic: Peace

Spiritual living and blessedness are the only evidences, by which we can recognize true existence and feel the unspeakable peace which comes from an all-absorbing spiritual love. (p264)

Revenge is inadmissible. (p22)

Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy

The Peacemaker   Leave a comment

Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

(The Bible – Matthew 5: 9)

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thoughts winged with peace and love breathe a silent benediction over all the earth,

(Miscellaneous Writings 1883-1896 by Mary Baker Eddy p152: 6)

Let Peace Begin with Me   1 comment

Let peace begin with me; let this

be the moment now.

With every step I take, let this

be my solemn vow:

To take each moment and live each

moment in peace eternally!

Let there be peace on earth,

and let it begin with me.

(Hymn 521 Christian Science Hymnal)

War and Peace in Ukraine   Leave a comment

An interview with Amelia Newcombe.

There’s no doubt that the news out of Ukraine is devastating, but right in the middle of destruction, there are untold instances of unselfish humanity, resilience, safety, and supply. What can we learn from them, and how can focusing some of our attention there support growing good in the region? Amelia Newcomb, Managing Editor of The Christian Science Monitor, joins host David Brown to discuss helpful ways to think and pray about this situation.

This podcast is part of the weekly Sentinel Watch program. A new podcast is available each Monday and can be accessed via the PODCAST tab at the top. This interview can be permanently accessed via this link: Click here.

Looking into the Eyes of an Armed Soldier

An interview with Clara Germani.

This is a link to a second interview with a correspondent, Clara Germani, who was reporting on a trip in a war zone when things got scary. Listen in to hear how a simple insight from her study of Christian Science had a transformational effect on her view of “the enemy”—and what she experienced. Click here to listen.

The Law of God Annuls Injustice   Leave a comment

There is an urgent need for justice in our world, a justice that includes every individual. The needs of today are pushing us to search deeply for what true impartiality, fairness, and equality mean.

We can gain a deeper sense of justice by considering a more permanent basis for rights; by considering each one’s divine rights and the laws of God that operate to bless all with goodness. … continue reading

Where restitution is needed – no matter how small or large – divine Love’s law is at hand to bring healing and harmony.

In this article the author,  José de Dios Mata, tells of his experience growing up in a dictatorship and how he came to rely on the higher law of Love which transformed his life, resolved unjust legal tangles and healed him physically. This article was originally published in the 28 March edition of the Christian Science Monitor. Click here to read or listen to the full article.

Psalm 23   2 comments

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

(The Bible – Psalm 23: 1-6)

A Letter to a Friend in a War Zone   1 comment

Dear Friend,

We don’t know each other, but my heart goes out to you as reports continue to emerge about the invasion and attack of your homeland. Things may look very dark right now; perhaps your plans for the life you hoped to live seem shattered. I and many others are praying earnestly that you feel the palpable presence of God, good, bringing you strength, hope, and inspiration.

These prayers are inspired by the presence of God made evident throughout the Bible. In Psalms, we read, “Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence?… If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me” (139:7, 11). God does know you and care for you, for everyone. God has not abandoned you. Even in the depths of despair, when we turn our hearts to God, we feel the light and grace of God’s presence and love right here to protect us.

My father experienced the power of this divine light after the start of World War II. When his homeland, Japan, declared war on the United States – the country that he had been preparing to go to throughout his education – his hopes and dreams were shattered. As war continued, he felt alone and completely isolated.

Yet one thing did carry him through those dark days. It was his faith in God, who is omnipresent good. The ideas contained in two books – the Bible and “Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures” by Mary Baker Eddy, the discoverer of Christian Science – helped him understand that God’s goodness is always present, even in the midst of devastation and war. During the firebombing of Tokyo, as my father ran around dousing the burning embers that were falling on his family’s home, he felt a powerful sense that he actually lived in the kingdom of God, that it was within him, flooding his consciousness with light.

That’s always true for each of us as God’s creation. As God’s spiritual likeness we have a relation to God that is, as my father put it, “as inseparable and unseverable as that of a sunbeam to the sun” (Takashi Oka, “No enemies in the kingdom,” Christian Science Sentinel, April 28, 2003). That he was able to feel this in the midst of such destruction has been proof to me that the “still, small voice” of God can be heard even in the darkest moments.

This is the Christ, God’s communication of divine Love’s power and presence. Mary Baker Eddy expresses it this way: “Christ is the true idea voicing good, the divine message from God to men speaking to the human consciousness” (Science and Health, p. 332). The Christ continues to communicate to each of us right now, empowering us to feel the healing, guiding light of God even in the midst of the anger, fear, and destruction of war. It is in God’s very nature as divine Love to constantly communicate and express tender care and compassion for each of us, and to enable us to know our spiritual nature as His children.

This is a powerful and effective basis for prayer for all of humanity. Its truth encircles the globe, and I and so many others worldwide are wrapping you in our prayers to see that, truly, “no power can withstand divine Love” (Science and Health, p. 224).

With love and hope,

Mimi Oka

This article appeared in the March 09, 2022 edition of the Monitor Daily.

Slow to Speak, Slow to Wrath   Leave a comment

… let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:

For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.

(The Bible – James 1: 19, 20)

Brotherhood   Leave a comment

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The rich in spirit help the poor in one grand brotherhood, all having the same Principle, or Father; and blessed is that man who seeth his brother’s need and supplieth it, seeking his own in another’s good.

(Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy p518: 15-19)

Posted March 13, 2022 by cscanberra in Brotherhood, Love, Peace, relationships, Tolerance

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