"I denied that there is powerful malice afoot in the world today"

The task of a prophet is to perceive real, spiritual facts, and to see the unreality of false evidence laid out, oftentimes so convincingly, by material sense. Mrs. Eddy defines "prophet" as "a spiritual seer; disappearance of material sense before the conscious facts of spiritual Truth" (Science and Health, p. 593). I am learning to discount lies of mortal mind by weighing them against the standard of God's perfection and His perfect reflection, man.

The necessity of trusting the spiritual facts of being in the very face of an erroneous portrayal of man as mortal and dishonest was brought home to me recently.

July 21, 1980

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