No "shadow of turning"

Night is simply the shadow of the earth upon itself and is caused as the earth turns away from the sun's light. The sun never stops shining, and we have proof of this by observing sunlight on other planets and noting the daily return of light to our own location as the earth rotates.

Mrs. Eddy states in Science and Health, "Suns and planets teach grand lessons." Science and Health, p. 240. One grand lesson is to see that turning away from our source of light, God, is what brings night (shadow) and darkness to human thought and experience. This lesson, when pondered deeply, can help us again discern the light, which is Christ, Truth.

If we're experiencing a long, cold night of mental darkness, manifested in sickness, sorrow, sin, or any other ungodlike state, we can resort naturally to the source of all good, God. Evil, or darkness, would hide or overshadow Truth by attaching itself in leechlike fashion to our own and to others' thinking. It would disguise its claim to action by masquerading as our thinking, our fear, our pleasure, and so on. Like any parasite, it would derive its very existence by sapping our lifeblood, our spiritual sense of Life, God.

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On anvil of His Word
November 30, 1981

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