On Rectifying Our Mistakes

On page 20 of "Unity of Good" Mrs. Eddy asks, "How is a mistake to be rectified?" and she answers directly, "By reversal or revision,—by seeing it in its proper light, and then turning it or turning from it." And there follows a marvelously concise exposition of the method by which error seems to build up its case in thought and of the means by which it may be destroyed.

One result of believing in the reality of evil manifest as sin and sickness is the thought that God knows our sinfulness; and immediately we become fearful of the punishment with which, it is held, because of our wrong thinking, the divine power will inflict us. A false concept of Deity is at the base of this fear. When we learn in Christian Science that God is infinite, all-inclusive Love, ever present and omnipotent, we shall cease to be afraid of what God may do to us. Let us be assured, rather, that God, divine Love, has already done everything for us—has greatly blessed us in the bestowal upon His children of bounteous good, which meets every need; and that since divine Love, infinite consciousness, is aware only of good, for only good is real, we shall cease to fear God's punishment.

"Blessings infinite"
November 6, 1926

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