Making Nothing of Error

In "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" Mary Baker Eddy writes (p. 240): "Mortals move onward towards good or evil as time glides on. If mortals are not progressive, past failures will be repeated until all wrong work is effaced or rectified." Lives there a person today who has not seen the necessity of correcting his foolish words and acts? It would seem that no one escapes the ordeal.

After going earnestly into the study of Christian Science, one soon sees that mortal man's limited, finite concept is not the truth about God and His creation. The glory and perfection of God's creation, as revealed to us in the Christian Science textbook, are blessing multitudes in the world today, and grateful hearts are testifying that sin, suffering, sorrow, despair, and hopelessness are lessening in human experience proportionately as the true concept of God and His spiritual creation replaces material illusion. Mrs. Eddy says (ibid., p. 92), "Until the fact concerning error—namely, its nothingness—appears, the moral demand will not be met, and the ability to make nothing of error will be wanting." Never a day passes but we are privileged to progress, and our spiritual advancement will be attended by greater evidences of unselfishness, and by fewer mistakes, until we finally see man as the reflection or embodiment of divine Mind.

In working out our human problems we are called upon to move onward to a higher understanding. In this journey we seem to run into numerous experiences, through which we can either go forward or stand still, as we either make nothing of error or regard it as real.

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March 23, 1940

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