"The great attainment"

The spiritual facts that reveal the true nature of our being are obscured when we place trust in the unreliable testimony of the physical senses and reason from the basis of such testimony. This is brought out in a statement by Mrs. Eddy in Science and Health (p. 428), "To divest thought of false trusts and material evidences in order that the spiritual facts of being may appear,—this is the great attainment by means of which we shall sweep away the false and give place to the true."

Christ Jesus found the people of his day in a state of mental darkness, induced by erroneous beliefs and false trusts. However, he was so completely free from this darkened mental state and so alive to the spiritual facts of being that he could speak of his true self, the Christ, as the antidote to that darkness. "I am the light of the world," he declared to the people in the temple. And he continued (John 8:12), "He that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life."

February 11, 1961

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