Losing the False Sense of Evil

The prophet Habbakuk's marvelous declaration that God is "of purere eyes than to behold evil," and cannot "look on iniquity," remained a mystery to mankind until our beloved Leader, Mrs. Eddy, discovered the unreality of matter and the consequent unreality of everything that falls short of the requirements necessary for classification as positive good.

In his Sermon on the Mount, Jesus gave specific instructions to his followers in all ages, whereby to solve the daily problems and live the righteous life. The goal of persevering effort to overcome and patient striving for spiritual attainment, he reveals in the divine command, "Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect." Then, if our Father-Mother God is too pure to behold evil, and mankind is striving to grow into His image and likeness, or to emerge from the belief in a material existence into man's heritage of spiritual existence, it is clearly requisite that we lose our sense of evil by looking out upon the universe with eyes pure enough scientifically to unsee everything that is unlike good.

Alone with God
June 30, 1928

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