Overcoming Evil

IF we have been wronged or unjustly treated, it is apt to appear difficult to our outraged sense of right to obey the admonition of Paul, "Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good." Yet, if this be not done, we shall continue to suffer heartaches. Through Christian Science we gain the knowledge that God is All,—omnipotent, omnipresent, omniscient good,—and that error is untrue. And it is only by understanding the unreality of evil and its powerlessness that we are able to heed Paul's injunction. What to us seems evil is in reality false belief. Surely, when fully awakened to the truth, we shall readily "overcome evil with good."

We are likely to be kind and loving to one suffering from sorrow or sickness, but we should deal just as compassionately with another who may have misjudged, condemned, or injured us. Both alike are in bondage to beliefs of evil; and the latter may be anxious to be freed from sin, hate, spite, jealousy, or envy, just as much as the former desires health and happiness.

Daily Work
December 26, 1925

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