One of the things that attracted me to Christian Science, the systematic study of God’s laws, was the promise of a fearless life through an understanding of spiritual reality and a right relationship with Him.
Christ Jesus was someone who lived without fear. He loved. He healed. He told the devil to get behind him.
When he was in need of divine healing, he prayed. And we are told that angels came and ministered unto him and brought to him messages of comfort, love and refreshment that he needed to continue his work.
As I praying about the recent tragedy in Paris, I came across an article called “Polarize and conquer? How ISIS inflames anti-Muslim hostility.” This article brought out the root cause of these kinds of attacks. The article illustrates the mentality of extremes — a belief of sides warring against each other.
Does Infinite God see or know sides? Does infinity have an opposite? If God is all, is there anything to oppose him?
Praying effectively starts with God and knowing what God is seeing and knowing.
Belief in a material basis, from which may be deduced all rationality, is slowly yielding to the idea of a metaphysical basis, looking away from matter to Mind as the cause of every effect,” wrote Mary Baker Eddy, a woman who was an expert on prayer and healing.
More and more people are realizing that this problem of extremism can not be stamped out purely physically. We have to address the problem mentally and metaphysically, knowing that the Mind that governs humans is the Mind of God — full of grace, compassion, empathy, spiritual understanding, light and revelation. We don’t have to fall into the trap of reacting to erroneous ways of thinking. We can stand firm, together and unafraid.
Here is my prayer of affirmation for the purpose of healing:
God, good, is all. Spirit is all. Life is all. Truth is all. Love is all.
Man is spiritual and pure. Man is forever at one with the Life that lives him and the Spirit that moves and breathes him. It is natural for man to see and understand this. There isn’t an attraction to anything other than God, good. There is no lure of false pleasure or a false view of heaven, harmony.
Every human has the innate, spiritual ability to be ruled and governed by the Mind that is God, good. This is the Mind that was demonstrated by Christ Jesus to be pure, holy, loving, healthy, compassionate and strong. This Mind is not fanatical. This Mind is fearless.
God is life of man. God is breathing man. God is moving man. It is natural for man to love his neighbor. Thank you, Father-Mother God, for creating each of us in your image and likeness. Thank you for loving, blessing and guiding all us in fearless relationship with one another. Amen.