Misunderstanding Overcome

Misunderstanding! There is no truth in it. Understanding, born of Truth and Love, is the reality; yet how many times have we, as students of Christian Science, felt that we have been misunderstood? We see manifested all about us resentment, pride, envy, and numberless other unlovely traits of character. Discouragement and fear come hand in hand to our mental doors, tempting us to flee before error. But unfailing wisdom bids us take up arms against the devil, or the one evil, whose attempt is always to separate the children of men. Truth's command, "Be still, and know that I am God," is our first weapon of defense. Certainly nothing is to be gained by beating wildly against misunderstandings, by running to friends or so-called foes in an attempt to explain our well-meaning.

Material reasoning never overcomes evil, but reversing error by knowing the truth is error's doom. In our true selfhood we are all God's children, and to regard as real in our fellow men characteristics that are not qualities of God is to adopt unholy thoughts. Right then and there we should remember our beloved Leader's behest

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Removing the Mask
November 30, 1935

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