In our work in Christian Science we unveil in individual consciousness the true reflection of God, and reject whatever is unlike the perfect creator. If we simply say, "I know error is nothing," this does not destroy it; we must first see what it stands for; expose it under every guise as a lie, give it neither power nor reality in our own thought; then we have begun, however faintly, to prove the truth of our statement.

The more we are overcoming error, the less we shall voice it, for by watchfulness our thought will be constantly protected against its hidden subtleties, and we shall attain the perfect consciousness which instantly detects, and thus uncovers, error's secret methods, their influence on others as well as on ourselves.

In proportion as the true reflection is brought to light, we attain to the "mind of Christ" spoken of by Paul, and in the degree we realize that we have no consciousness apart from God, we attain to that attitude which listens for His voice. We are helped by knowing that we are not doing the work; but that our part is to stand and witness the overcoming of Truth, the glory of God. When error's dream-shadows are cast across the disc of consciousness, it is our own fault if we are mesmerized by them, since we know that by reversal their very seeming proves the existence of the reality,—that a genuine coin must exist before its counterfeit can appear. Science and Health (p. 267) says, "Thought is borrowed from a higher source than dust, and, by reversal, errors serve as waymarks to the one Mind where all error disappears in celestial Truth." How much better it is for our growth, to deny error, instead of serving it by saying, "I have so much to meet." It is only by persistent denial of its slightest claims, that we find the open door to the fuller realization of divine Truth.

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Jealousy Overcome
March 31, 1906

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