Sometimes we can feel like we are privileged to know Christian Science and avail ourselves of the wonders it offers. While that can be the case, privilege also is a separation. Privilege is for a select few. At first when I thought of this word, I thought it was a good thing, a recognition of the specialness of something. One definition is, but it is also:
A right or benefit to some people and not to others
A special opportunity to do something that makes you proud
The advantage that wealthy and powerful people have over other people in society
It led me to reiterate in my prayers that we are all God’s children. We all have access to the good that God bestows. No one is, or can be, left out. It is an impossibility. There is no privilege of any sort. We are absolutely and wholly a part of the awe-inspiring creation that brings us all together under one Love, one Life, in joy.
Mary Baker Eddy says: One infinite God, good, unifies men and nations; constitutes the brotherhood of man; ends wars; fulfils the Scripture, “Love thy neighbor as thyself;” annihilates pagan and Christian idolatry, — whatever is wrong in social, civil, criminal, political, and religious codes; equalizes the sexes; annuls the curse on man, and leaves nothing that can sin, suffer, be punished or destroyed.
(Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, Mary Baker Eddy, p. 340:23)