Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

Cyberspace and God's Space Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life

Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

Cyberspace and God's Space Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life

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There's no doubt about it. Computers have reshaped our lives - mostly for the better. They have changed the way we do our banking, fly our planes, forecast weather, keep in touch with the family - and even read many newspapers like this one. The World Wide Web has brought people of many nations together at the click of a mouse. It has opened rich sources of information to students - many in developing countries - who otherwise would never have enjoyed access to international worlds of learning.

There seem to be no limits to the usefulness of this electronic resource - provided we keep it in perspective and guard against excess and abuse. It's not perfect, and it doesn't carry warning labels!

But for the truly adventurous, it's thrilling to be able to leap ahead of even this most ingenious of human inventions - to a "site," a "home page," where there can be no viruses, crashes, or power failures - no electronic predators, no abusers, no fraudulent users. This is the ever-present kingdom of God, where good is supreme and the only law. This is where the whole human family, Web explorers and nonusers alike, are unified in the greatest learning venture of all - getting to know God, discovering their relation to Him, and establishing harmonious interaction with one another. This is not cyberspace, of course; it is God's space! It is infinite, divine consciousness, in which we live as God's spiritual reflection. It is filled with unconditional love, selflessness, creativity. And being spiritual rather than material, it's less than a thought-click away. Here we don't have to log on or remember special passwords or procedures. But we do need to be listening. God is constantly communicating with all of us, His children. His wisdom, compassion, peace, joy, and healing power flow in an endless stream, and those who are receptive have thoughts, ideas, inspiration, that prove this. He has a "program" for each one of us, which reflects our unique individuality and is designed for our good. As we read in the Bible, "For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end" (Jer. …

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