Don’t just mute, refute!

Lately, I’ve been thinking about the significance of something Mary Baker Eddy pointed out. Specifically, that we can’t just go around denying the human experience, or putting blinders on when it comes to facing evil. 

In a reminiscence by John C. Lathrop, one of the early workers in the Christian Science movement, he wrote, referring to Mary Baker Eddy, “Someone sent her a set of three little brass monkeys—‘See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil.’ That, said Mrs. Eddy in substance, is not Christian Science, it is heathen philosophy. Christian Scientists do not close their eyes to evil, but open them. They open their eyes, spiritual discernment, and awaken to the nature of evil or sin, to its false claims, methods, subtlety, etc., and then realize its nothingness, its utter powerlessness to control or to harm” (We Knew Mary Baker Eddy, p. 117).

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