Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

Out of Crime's Way

Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

Out of Crime's Way

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A RECENT conversation turned to talk about the blatant crime in our city. One of our guests remarked on how sad it is that people are afraid of being accosted even on their way to work in broad daylight.

Those of us who work and live in metropolitan areas aren't the only ones who need to feel physically secure. And there is something all of us can do to feel, and be, safe. We can understand what really constitutes individual safety. It's vital to our peace of mind and freedom of action to know that we are actually never apart from God, the almighty Father. He keeps His entire creation, including us, safe.

The first verse of the ninety-first Psalm sets forth a solid basis for security in these comforting words: "He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I love that image of having a spiritually secure "secret place right in God's shadow. And an understanding of man's spiritual selfhood, a recognition of our unity with God, man's loving Father, enables us to find that "secret place and dwell in it.

Christian Science shows us that the real man is spiritual, not material--not bound by circumstances or at the mercy of human events. God's child--our genuine identity--is blessed with unceasing support and guidance. He exists at the standpoint of perfect peace, uninvadable harmony. And man is never, not even for one moment, deprived of his Father's loving care, never out of "the secret place of spiritual security. But to make these spiritual facts practical, we have to claim this divine sonship and express its implications in Christian living.

Christ Jesus' conviction of being inseparable from his Father empowered him to demonstrate his dominion over evil. This is indicated by Jesus' words, recorded in John's Gospel: "He that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone. …

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