Taking off the blindfold

The Christ is present now to open our eyes—to show us the spiritual reality of our perfection in God's care.

How much are we affected by what we believe is happening to us? Even when what we believe is happening to us really isn't?

A group of Oxford students once found out when, as an experiment, they trickled warm water over the arm of a man who was apparently blindfolded and restrained. Convinced that the fluid was his own escaping blood, and fearing that the loss of so much blood was fatal, the man died. It was a cruel experiment carried to extremes. Mrs. Eddy refers to it in Science and Health to drive home the point that uncorrected beliefs, no matter how illusory their basis, can be detrimental, even destructive.

Second Thought
January 20, 1992

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