A prayer of unity for New Zealand

“Though our fears may estrange and divide us,/ May we seek to dissolve them through love” encourages the hymn cited in part in today’s column, which points to the power of divine Love to uplift and unify even in the face of extreme hate. Also, there's an audio link to a Christian Science practitioner and teacher sharing how he's praying for New Zealand.

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Though our fears may estrange and divide us,
May we seek to dissolve them through love.
We are sister and brother, each bound to the other,
One with our Father above.

One in purpose, one in power,
One in the Spirit, blessing each hour,
One in kindness, one in peace,
One in the Mind that makes all trouble cease.
– Mindy Jostyn, alt., “Christian Science Hymnal: Hymns 430-603,” No. 524, © CSBD

And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also.
I John 4:21

When the divine precepts are understood, they unfold the foundation of fellowship, in which one mind is not at war with another, but all have one Spirit, God, one intelligent source, in accordance with the Scriptural command: “Let this Mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus.”
– Mary Baker Eddy, “Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures,” p. 276

To hear Christian Science practitioner and teacher Chet Manchester sharing how he's praying for New Zealand, click here.

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