“Blessed are the peacemakers . . . ” – Q&A #11

Blessed are the peacemakers:  for they shall be called the children of God.

Question: Is Christian Science healing a form of peacemaking?

Answer: Yes. The following citation from our textbook, explains:

“To-day the healing power of Truth is widely demonstrated as an immanent, eternal Science,
instead of a phenomenal
exhibition. Its appearing is the coming anew of the gospel of ‘on earth peace, good-will toward men.’ This coming, as was promised by the Master, is for its establishment as a permanent dispensation among men.” (S&H 150)

The healing work of Christian Science is bringing peace on earth. In fact, each demonstration of healing is a peacemaking act:

“Truth, and not corporeal will, is the divine power which says to disease, ‘Peace, be still.’” (S&H 144)

You can be a peacemaker, as Jesus tells us to be, whenever you choose to turn to God for healing:

“But remember God in all thy ways, and thou shalt find the truth that breaks the dream of sense,
the harmony of Science that declares Him, come in with healing, and peace, and perfect love.” (Mis. 175)

Do you recall that in another lesson we learned that harmony is the result of peacemaking? Well, likewise, health is also the result of the peacemaking that brings harmony:

“Health is the consciousness of the unreality of pain and disease; or, rather, the absolute
consciousness of harmony and of nothing else.” (Rud. 11)

Harmony is peace.

Practice: Is there a problem in your life needing healing? Use Truth to destroy the error. That is being a peacemaker!

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(Excerpted from “First Lessons in Christian Science, Volume Two: The Beatitudes”
Copyright 2002)

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