Are We Yielding or Resisting?

As resistless as the dawn is God's eternal outpouring of good to His beloved creation. True peace, security, health, and happiness are among divine Love's indestructible and uncontested provision for His offspring. Man and the universe are forever enfolded in the tender yet omnipotent embrace of infinite Love. This truth can be proven here and now in our daily experience. It is being so proven in the lives of great numbers who are awakening to the true meaning of the gospel of the Christ, the spiritual idea of being, through the Science that defines it.

False, material mentality, or mortal mind, opposes this truth and at best places peace, security, health, and happiness on an uncertain basis. It labels man and the universe as physical and mortal; it claims life to be governed by chance and man's aspirations after goodness to be subject to frustration and failure. To avoid its own destruction, the carnal mind must perpetuate belief in itself as a genuine entity. Through mesmerism, fear, ignorance, and sensuality it establishes its falsities in unillumined human consciousness. We must refuse to entertain the misconceptions of mortal mind and strive to demonstrate our freedom from them. Mrs. Eddy writes, "If men understood their real spiritual source to be all blessedness, they would struggle for recourse to the spiritual and be at peace; but the deeper the error into which mortal mind is plunged, the more intense the opposition to spirituality, till error yields to Truth." Science and Health, p. 329;

Mortal mind is self-defeating, for it is precariously postured on the notion that the opposite of Truth is true, that the counterfeit of reality is real. Mankind, unwittingly accepting these notions as fact, find themselves absorbed—yes, even fascinated—by the belief in a physical universe and a matter body, while yet searching for relief from the errors such belief provokes.

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