"Trust in Truth"

When Mrs. Eddy once said to the "dear members" of her church (Miscellany, p. 171), "Trust in Truth, and have no other trusts," she uttered words whose profundity is very great. And yet, as with all that is truly profound, their simplicity is equally apparent; for when properly considered and understood, even the depths of Truth itself may be found clear and simple. Every one also admits that perfect trust always implies deepest confidence, utmost reliance, the absence of all doubt and fear.

All men are trusting something. Their trust is placed in whatever they believe can bring them advantage, be it what they are pleased to call intellectual, financial, physical, or spiritual good. The scholar places trust in books and teachers; the merchant relies on business ventures and the possession of money; the so-called materialist looks to matter alone for physical well-being; from the ordinary human standpoint, even those who think they desire spirituality are apt to trust in a personal Saviour to deliver them from their shortcomings and sins. It is not difficult to see that in such mistaken reliance there is little if any real security, and the manifold disappointments of mankind bear sorrowful testimony to the untrustworthy nature of all such trusts.

The Omnipotence of Mind
November 3, 1923

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