Our true horizon

While flying blind through heavy weather, a pilot must navigate by instruments that help give him direction and attitude. One instrument that helps prevent disorientation is an artificial horizon. This device indicates to the pilot the true horizon and the plane's relationship to it.

Sometimes a Christian Scientist, while working out a problem, may feel a need for a clearer indication of who and where he is. He may then consult a Christian Science practitioner. The practitioner, we might say, helps him find the true horizon—the one that divides the earth, or material sense of life, from the heavens, or spiritual understanding of Life, God. This Science points out that although it looks as if there are many minds, there is really only the one divine Mind and that we all are reflections of this Mind. With a firmer understanding of our relation to God and a new reliance on Him, we can move forward confidently.

The testimony of the material senses may baffle us, but this testimony is a false claim, not the truth of being. Mrs. Eddy speaks of the illusive mists of error in Science and Health. She writes, "The creations of matter arise from a mist or false claim, or from mystification, and not from the firmament, or understanding, which God erects between the true and false." Science and Health, p. 523;

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May 12, 1980

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