Mankind As One United Front
by Florence Roberts
Obedience to Christ Jesus’ greatest two commandments from Matthew 22: “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind,” plus the second, “Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself,” must be the perfect guide as to how we live.
Recent world health affairs, fears, economic instability and other unrests, threatening the world’s security impels a togetherness of mankind to recognize sin, sickness and death as a common foe since these affect mankind as a whole.
Instead of the mesmerism of hate arising from false education teaching false concepts of many minds, many peoples because of color, class, race, education, etc., there should be the urgency for the world’s awakening to heed Acts 17:26: “And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth…..” This teaches what our relationship to God and to each other must be. From Science and Health, p. 467:9-13 we read: “It should be thoroughly understood that all men have one Mind, one God and Father, one Life, Truth, and Love. Mankind will become perfect in proportion as this fact becomes apparent, war will cease and the true brotherhood of man will be established.”
All must claim “the one perfect Mind to guide him,” since only through this Mind can we think of ourselves and see each other correctly as Christ Jesus did. He loved God, our Father, and loved man, his neighbor, by having only the spiritual perfect view of man. Thus He healed sickness, sin and death. Mrs. Eddy states in Science and Health, p. 266:18-19: “Universal Love is the divine way in Christian Science.” And the Christian Science hymn 266 says, “None who are truly born of God can live in enmity.”
We should then ask ourselves: Are we not all born of God? And if so instead of the foolish hypnotism of seeing differences in each other, should we not better be on a strong united front defending humanity’s God-given Love and freedom; and overcoming the evil triad of sin, sickness and death, as one forceful band of Love?!