Yes, I think that my sons and goddaughters and so
many of their friends are on the right track. Most are bi-lingual, have lived in another country at least half a year; they have immersed themselves in other
cultures and thrived. They continue to learn how to live in an interconnected way while teaching their elders the ways of the internet. It's excellent
preparation for the massive globally shifting period that we are in.
There is something thrilling about living in these times. I simply find I cannot separate anything that is progressive, thought-provoking and transformative from the very science of Christianity – which is another way of saying Christian Science, which is another way of saying the law of God.
It amazes me how the discovery of Christian Science in the mid-1800s continues to put fresh insight into mankind's progress today.
Am I narrowing what I see into a denominational lens? I dont' think so. Christian Science is so much more than denominational. It explains the very science of being. I find that the more I practice Christian Science in the world, the broader my world view becomes, and the more peaceful and confident I feel about my place in the world.
I just watched one of TED.com's recent videos given by Paddy Ashdown at TEDxBrussels regarding a global power shift. It reminded me of earlier reads of: The World is Flat, The Great Emergence
The Fourth Turning (see fourthturning.com/).
There seems to be a general agreement among these and other thinkers:
We are in a transitional time.
In any time of shifting, moving, growing, our present day footings get loose. Accountability and responsibility get redefined from a higher standard of right.
Here's Mary Baker Eddy's take on it:
“This age is reaching out towards the perfect Principle of things; is pushing towards perfection in art, invention, and manufacture. Why, then, should religion be stereotyped, and we not obtain a more perfect and practical Christianity? It will never do to be behind the times in things most essential,
which proceed from the standard of right that regulates human destiny. Human skill but foreshadows what is next to appear as its divine origin.”
(“Miscellaneous Writings 1883-1896,” p. 232)
We have a shared destiny.
is no one agreed-upon rule of law, nations need to move beyond operating from the basis of self-interest to operating from the shared basis of survival. What is our shared destiny? To help one another survive and thrive.
This idea from Science and Health explains it well:
"The rich in spirit help the poor in one grand brotherhood, all having the same Principle, or Father; and blessed is that man who seeth his brother's need and supplieth it, seeking his
own in another's good."
Everything is connected to everything.
CHURCH. The structure of Truth and Love; whatever rests upon and proceeds from
The Church is that institution, which affords proof of its utility and is found elevating the race,
rousing the dormant understanding from material beliefs to the apprehension of spiritual ideas and
the demonstration of divine Science, thereby casting out devils, or error, and healing the sick.
So where will our lives be heading?
Mary Baker Eddy's idea on man as an individual–"rising higher and higher from a boundless basis" – can also be applied to mankind – rising higher and higher
from a boundless basis. Those with a firm hold on what is spiritual and permanent about the nature of man need to show proof of this –in lives of integrity, compassion and purpose.
The world's stage will need players like this to be able to share in mankind's destiny a world of peace, abundance and creative improvisational acts of genius and kindness. Exciting, yes?
Kim C Korinek, CSB
banner photo (c) Micah Korinek; other photos by Gabe Korinek, Kim Korinek, Brad Crooks. Leslie Larsen (c) 2016