"Brave Britain! Blest America!
via The Christian Science Sentinel

"In praying about some of the comments that President Trump made about Great Britain and Europe on his trip to Helsinki, I found myself praying about the unity of all men under the Fatherhood of God. The Christian Science Textbook tells us:

"With one Father, even God, the whole family of man would be brethren; and with one Mind and that God, or good, the brotherhood of man would consist of Love and Truth, and have unity of Principle and spiritual power which constitute divine Science. (SH 469:30-5)

And in another place in the book we read:

"One infinite God, good, unifies men and nations; constitutes the brotherhood of man; ends wars; fulfils the Scripture, “Love thy neighbor as thyself;” annihilates pagan and Christian idolatry, — whatever is wrong in social, civil, criminal, political, and religious codes; equalizes the sexes; annuls the curse on man, and leaves nothing that can sin, suffer, be punished or destroyed."

(S&H 340:23)

As I was thinking about these two passages the words of a poem that Mary Baker Eddy, the author of The Christian Science Textbook, wrote 120 years ago, still seem very relevant to the current situation today, and give us an inspired basis for prayer. The last line of the poem is:

"Brave Britain, blest America!
Unite your battle-plan;
Victorious, all who live it,—
The love for God and man."

The whole poem can be found in the February 17, 1917 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel


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