The words of Mary Baker Eddy: “Is it not clear that the human mind must move the body to a wicked act? Is not mortal mind the murderer? The hands, without mortal mind to direct them, could not commit a murder.
Courts and juries judge and sentence mortals in order to restrain crime, to prevent deeds of violence or to punish them. To sat that these tribunals have no jurisdiction over the carnal mind would be to contradict precedent and to admit that the power of human law is restricted to matter, while mortal mind, evil, which is the real outlaw, defies justice and is recommended to mercy. Can matter commit a crime? Can matter be punished? Can you separate the mentality from the body over which courts hold jurisdiction? Mortal mind, not matter, is the criminal in every case; and human law rightly estimates crime, an d courts reasonably pass sentence, according to the motive.” (104:29 – 105:15 Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures)
Let us turn off the TV and all of the media outlets ruminating about the terrible human tragedy in Colorado, and let us deeply ponder what to do about the entire situation with these wise and practical spiritually inspired words.