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What is Christian Science mental treatment?

Mobilized to do something about current world events, I offer the following prayer/affirmation and strive to use their principles in the home, on the job, and on the road:

The substance of divine Spirit interprets elements of heartbreak and indignation as the universal intent, not to destroy, but to fight for, repair, build upon, and care for each manifestation of the wisdom and spirituality that governs humanity. A higher truth allows the courage to sacrifice intimate opinions that distract me from acknowledging the divine Love that exposes and heals fears. Soul-sense reveals a striking manifestation of the one cause and effect, Good and goodwill. Divine Mind is all-in-all, so powerful, it bends human knowledge to show the seriousness and peacefulness of our conscious understanding of the reality of life, alive to no hidden truth. The spiritual history of Good overcoming evil, is our future.

From the Bible, The Message, Proverbs 3:

“Good friend, don’t forget all I’ve taught you;
    take to heart my commands.
They’ll help you live a long, long time,
    a long life lived full and well.

3-4 Don’t lose your grip on Love and Loyalty.
    Tie them around your neck; carve their initials on your heart.
Earn a reputation for living well
    in God’s eyes and the eyes of the people.

5-12 Trust God from the bottom of your heart;
    don’t try to figure out everything on your own.
Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go;
    he’s the one who will keep you on track.
Don’t assume that you know it all.
    Run to God! Run from evil!
Your body will glow with health,
    your very bones will vibrate with life!
Honor God with everything you own;
    give him the first and the best.”

Competitors Can Form an Alliance for the Greater Good

Historical facts have a way of discombobulating the minds assumptions. For example, I grew up during the Cold War. Russia was the bad guy. No one wanted to travel to Russia. Even all the war movies depicted Russia as the enemy.

So when I listen to the audio-book Franklin and Winston: An Intimate Portrait of an Epic Friendship, by Jon Meacham, read by Len Cariou, it strikes me as odd that Russia’s Joseph Stalin was an ally to Britain and America as they fought against Hitler.

During the Revolutionary War, America and Britain were enemies. Americans, who were friends, became enemies as some Americans who thought America was better off under the control of Britain were pitted against the Americans fighting for independence.

This foe/ally anomaly is not exclusive to politics. Competitors can come together for a greater good. A health problem may open the door for people who never wanted to listen to one another’s view, to actually sit down and listen and figure out an answer to solve the health problem.

A poor economy can encourage people to form an alliance to stave off unnecessary deprivations. A hurricane can bring people together to save a town, people who didn’t think they had anything in common and even got on each others nerves.

What greater good unites us all to become allies fighting for life and love?

Rising water from rain

Hurricane Irene damage last week in upstate New York

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