The law of God annuls injustice

Where restitution is needed – no matter how small or large – divine Love’s law is at hand to bring healing and harmony.

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There is an urgent need for justice in our world, a justice that includes every individual. The needs of today are pushing us to search deeply for what true impartiality, fairness, and equality mean.

We can gain a deeper sense of justice by considering a more permanent basis for rights; by considering each one’s divine rights and the laws of God that operate to bless all with goodness.

I grew up in a country during a dictatorship where there was repression and a lack of full freedom. It forced me to search for a more permanent and reliable freedom – a spiritual freedom. As a young man, I found Christian Science, and it brought to me a clear understanding of the meaning of divine law, and it also healed me.

This law has been explained by Mary Baker Eddy, whose discovery of Christian Science is based on the deep truths of the Bible and Christ Jesus’ teachings. She defines Christian Science “as the law of God, the law of good, interpreting and demonstrating the divine Principle and rule of universal harmony” (“Rudimental Divine Science,” p. 1). The purpose of divine law is to bring out God’s supreme harmony for everyone.

Some years later after I left my homeland, the mental and spiritual freedom I felt through this understanding of divine law brought much-needed justice to a great injustice I was faced with.

While I was going through a normal legal process, documents were presented by others unjustly stating that something wasn’t resolved, even though it had been resolved more than 20 years earlier. Because of this, there was a pending hearing with an order of arrest that could send me to jail at any moment. Suddenly, I was deprived of all my rights, including being able to work and travel.

I was overwhelmed with resentment against the officer in charge of my case, who had told me directly that she believed I was guilty. She had also taken away the documents that I needed to proceed with my original request.

In the middle of all this, I had a growth by my eye that had been there a number of years. It was very visible and getting worse. Some family members asked me insistently to consult with a doctor. He sent me to a surgeon, who diagnosed it as a tumor and advised surgery to remove it right away, because it was affecting my vision.

It occurred to me that I could turn to God in prayer to resolve this. Through the years, I had experienced many healings of all kinds of problems through the understanding of God as my divine Parent.

While this turmoil was going on, I was praying daily to express the purity of God’s thoughts, which reveal my true, spiritual nature. I was striving to see that God’s – divine Love’s – law couldn’t be imposed on, interrupted, or blocked in any way. Since it excluded no one, I was praying to know consistently that this was also true of the officer in charge of my case. Whatever appeared to be rising up against God – whatever might go against the good laws of God, like resentment – was unjust for both the officer and me.

The deep peace that comes from God filled every corner of my life. The tumor lessened drastically. In a few days there was no more evidence of it, and my sight became clear. I understood that divine law was ever present.

This was the power of real justice in action. It left no room for self-justification. The thoughts that didn’t have the tender goodness of Love’s law behind them had no authority, and I could let go of them.

One day after praying, I felt a strong directive to call the chief district attorney. After only minutes on the phone, she recognized my innocence. The judge in charge of my case sent me a document of absolution that restored all my rights. I went on to successfully complete the legal process that I was involved in when this injustice came to the surface.

Even where human systems and our fellow beings appear to sanction imbalance or neglect values and respect, spiritual law can restore balance. Harmony and freedom are integral to the life of everyone. Allowing every motive, impulse, thought, and act to be governed by God, Love, actually empowers us to love and to do right.

Whatever situation we may find ourselves in, there is always an opportunity to be blessed by the great mercy and justice of this supreme law of God.

Adapted from an article published in the February 2022 issue of The Christian Science Journal.

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