Be strong and of good courage. Remember, who do you want to be like, Peter who chose fear and denied Christʼs name three times or David who faced Goliath with Courage? The choice is in your hands. Choose to keep your voice strong.
24th Sep 2014
by Virginia Harris, C.S.B.
It was the dawn of a new era of intense nationalism when Mary Baker Eddy wrote by contrast, demanding a higher and more inclusive view, “Citizens of the world, accept the ‘glorious liberty of the children of God,’ and be free!”
Citizens of the world! When we see ourselves as contributing members of a global community, our daily prayers desiring harmony and peace — in our own families and communities and for our governments — rise higher and embrace all. This is how we are free from fear, hatred, anger, revenge, war of any kind. This is how we are spiritually free to receive thoughtful, wise, and practical ideas that benefit and bless all.
In August, 1905, toward the end of the Russo-Japanese War, considered by historians as the first great war between nations of the 20th century, the Boston Globe editors asked Mary Baker Eddy for her thoughts and published the following:
“War will end when nations are ripe for progress…Through the wholesome chastisements of Love, nations are helped onward towards justice, righteousness, and peace, which are the land-marks of prosperity. In order to apprehend more, we must practise what we already know of the Golden Rule, which is to all mankind a light emitting light.”
Citizens of the world, we are needed as prayer-warriors!
(Photo: Dawn on the Smile of the Great Spirit/Lake Winnipesaukee, courtesy Virginia Harris)