Evil a Mirage

ON page 14 of her Message to The Mother Church for 1901 Mrs. Eddy says, "We regard evil as a lie, an illusion, therefore as unreal as a mirage that misleads the traveller on his way home."

A fuller meaning of these words was brought home to the writer while crossing an extensive American desert. As the train forged ahead at full speed, there suddenly appeared a broad expanse of water, its waves rippling in the bright sunlight. All eyes were immediately fixed upon it and the water looked convincingly real. Yet the conductor, speaking with authority, pointed out that it was a mirage. To one passenger at least, although the mirage continued for a considerable time, it was seen to be without either foundation or claim to reality.

"Joy and health"
October 12, 1929

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