The outbreak of mass violence and killing in Israel has been alarming to millions of concerned people around the world.
In searching for where to go in my prayers for peace in that region, I find strength in these words written by Mary Baker Eddy, “Human hate has no legitimate mandate and no kingdom. Love is enthroned” (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 454).
It certainly looks like hatred and evil are ruling with the upper hand, but that is an appearance we must see through. Hatred is not supported by God. It does not have the power it claims to wield. It is destined to turn on itself, self-destruct, and yield to rational, sane Love.
Eddy goes on to write that evil’s claim to power is a disguise that needs to be stripped away. She continues, “That evil or matter has neither intelligence nor power, is the doctrine of absolute Christian Science, and this is the great truth which strips all disguise from error” (Science and Health, p. 454).
As I hear news about the Middle East, I pray to know that evil does not have the upper hand. To see that it is not the destiny of hatred to rule the people who live there and make their lives miserable. It is the destiny of Love to rule over mankind and make it possible for neighbors to get along with each other and work together as one.
Truth sets people free. Hatred is not a truth to fear. It’s an error to be stripped of any claim to truth.
Many changes will need to happen before full peace is restored, but we need to start somewhere. Getting a clear spiritual perspective gets thought headed in a healing direction.