The Lesson of the Lighthouse

[Of Special Interest to Juniors]

A lighthouse is built on the coast to warn ships of reefs and sandbars. Its light flashes out across the water through the dark night, and during a fog its loud horn blares forth.

Andrew lived near the ocean and could see a lighthouse from his windows. He liked to watch the light sweep back and forth, and on foggy nights the sound of the horn lulled him to sleep. He had known of Christian Science since he was a small child. He often thought of the truth, as explained in the textbook, Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy, as a light that guides and protects.

Truth imparts true knowledge, and knowledge is light that penetrates the darkness of ignorance. After referring to error, the opposite of Truth, Mrs. Eddy says on pages 282 and 283 of the textbook, "But Truth is the light which dispels error."

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"What is and is not"
January 11, 1964

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