Perceiving and Accepting

In practicing Christian Science we need to perceive who we really are and to accept what we perceive. The acceptance of fact is the acknowledgment of Truth. And it is Truth that eliminates error from human experience.

Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, says, "If men would bring to bear upon the study of the Science of Mind half the faith they bestow upon the so-called pains and pleasures of material sense, they would not go on from bad to worse, until disciplined by the prison and the scaffold; but the whole human family would be redeemed through the merits of Christ,—through the perception and acceptance of Truth" (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 202).

Does it seem easier for one to accept the specious arguments of material sense than it does to work diligently to know God and to understand man as God's reflection? It isn't really. But mortal mind may say it is easier or perhaps call it a simple way to avoid coming to grips with an issue. What mortal mind says is the easy way is actually the hard way. And what mortal mind suggests is real must be reversed if one is to see what is true.

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