"Science only can explain the incredible good and evil elements now coming to the surface. Mortals must find refuge in Truth in order to escape the error of these latter days." So writes Mary Baker Eddy in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 83).

Refuge in Truth is found as we turn away from the material sense of things, with all of its evils and discords, to the spiritual sense, which reveals the all-harmonious, divinely created, and God-governed state of things. Spiritual perfection is the truth concerning any situation, no matter what the opposite evidence may be, and to cling to it is to find a refuge. And what a refuge this is, for it results not only in peace of mind and in protection from whatever may be threatening, but also in the inevitable improvement of the situation.

The suggestions seem to cry out from all sides that evil is real and active and that there is something to fear, something that can interfere with our harmony, joy, and completeness. Or, on the other hand, we may believe that evil is alluring and can entice us from what we really know is right. But every note of inharmony, every suggestion of loss, lack, sin, or anything that would deny God's presence and power, is wholly false, a mesmeric suggestion, and we have the remedy for it at hand, namely the truth of God's omnipotence and omnipresence, His goodness, His allness, and the inevitable inclusion of man's being and his experience in that allness. The allness of good precludes the possibility of anything unlike good, and this fact is ours to prove here and now, no matter what evidence to the contrary is presented by the material senses.

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November 10, 1956

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