“Legally to abolish unpaid servitude in the United States was hard; but the abolition of mental slavery is a more difficult task. The despotic tendencies, inherent in mortal mind and always germinating in new forms of tyranny, must be rooted out through the action of the divine Mind.” (Science and Health, page 225)
The tyranny imposed by mortal mind needs our righteous warfare. We must rise up against the error that would call us slaves to fear, to limits, to a material body, to age, to time, to temperament. Keep alert to those sometimes subtle despots who would rob us of our natural and inherent peace. We were born free, born of God’s grace and His love, and nothing can change that fact nor ever has.
We certainly can oppose with our prayer and with our determination those things that would attempt to classify members of society as second class citizens, less worthy of success, of safety, of peace. We can be activists against that which does not seem principled or right. But, let’s be sure our activism doesn’t stop there. We must yield our thought to the action of the divine Mind, recognize the true and loving control of God, and of the Life which that necessarily brings to all His children.
Let’s be our own advocates. Let’s recognize that those enslaving voices and opinions– our own and others–that would shut us in, confine our possibilities and depress our hope, are not legitimate rulers. They cannot usurp God’s power or challenge His benevolent law. We are alert to these unlawful challengers to our Life, and we are ready to claim and assert our freedom and freedom for all mankind!
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