Don't be deceived

On a peaceful hillside sheep were grazing near me. As I watched, I saw one sheep with quite a number of legs—certainly more than four! For a few seconds I looked at it curiously. Then the sheep moved, and I saw that it had been hiding from my view another sheep. I hadn't really been fooled, because I knew sheep have only four legs, but it certainly seemed otherwise.

What the material senses report is often deceptive even by human standards. Physical sight suggests that aircraft get smaller as they fly away in the distance; and I've seen pink seagulls in the sunrise glow! Because we know what is true, we don't accept such fallacies. We correct what we see by what we know.

It's even more important to correct the basic illusions of the material senses. Christian Science reveals that man is not corporeal, subject to sin and sickness, as the senses present him. Man is made in the image of God, and this is the only man there really is. God, Spirit, is the only creator; therefore all creation is spiritual. Being spiritual, it is perfect and eternal.

Enjoy 1 free Sentinel article or audio program each month, including content from 1898 to today.

Uplift through praise
April 30, 1984

We'd love to hear from you!

Easily submit your testimonies, articles, and poems online.