Hiding: False and True

GOD'S law of omnipresent life, health, righteousness, and abundance of good exposes and nullifies the false claim that mortal mind and matter can find abiding or hiding place anywhere in the infinite spiritual creation. In "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 95) Mrs. Eddy writes, "Error of any kind cannot hide from the law of God." There is no sin so deep-rooted, no fear so habitual or haunting, but that the honest Christian Scientist can hold them up to the light of divine Truth which blots them out mentally, morally, and physically. Since matter is nonactual, so are the discords which, to material sense, seem to be expressed through it nonactual.

One of error's presumptuous claims is that it has the power to work unknown in the recesses of human thought; that it can be latent, active, or dormant. But the scientific fact remains that "there is no darkness, nor shadow of death, where the workers of iniquity may hide themselves." In the pure consciousness of God and man there is no hiding place for evil, and no evil to be hidden; hence that which is unallied to Mind's omnipotence is impotent.

Sometimes it happens that a student of Christian Science may temporarily fall by the wayside—perhaps through a sense of disease—and then be subtly tempted to conceal his trouble even from a practitioner or friend lest his failure to overcome it should bring discouragement to others and condemnation on himself. But why superimpose one belief on another—the belief of concealment on the belief of discord? This subtle imposition is one of mortal mind's ways of postponing its own destruction. The motive for hiding error in any form is usually fear of it, shame, pride, or a mistaken sense of pleasure in matter. These hindrances to healing must be parted with. Nothing is to be gained but much forfeited by not confronting unreality with reality, fear with divine Love, sorrow with joy, dread with deliverance, self-deception with glad awakening.

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