Shred the evidence of error

Shredding is a fairly common business service these days, providing individuals and companies with the ability to shred large amounts of confidential documents so they cannot be read. 

As a student of Christian Science, I’ve thought about this in a metaphysical light. Error of any kind, whether it is fear, sickness, hidden resentment, or any other concept or thought that falls short of God’s standard, can be completely destroyed, without any trace of identification or lingering sense of reality. This has brought me greater confidence in and assurance of the power of God to eliminate anything that doesn’t originate in Him.

Why is it possible for errors to be completely destroyed? Because, as Christian Science explains, error, or evil—the opposite of Truth, or God—is nothing more than a mistaken belief, a distorted misconception of what is real. As one grows in his understanding of the reality of God’s goodness and His perfection as divine Life, Truth, and Love, the more clearly he or she sees the falsity of the belief in the seeming power and reality of evil. The rejection of evil is not a casual dismissal, as if one were brushing away a mosquito with a sweep of the hand. Instead, its elimination is the effect of Truth operating in human consciousness. The understanding of God’s power and perfection and a conviction of the reality and supremacy of spiritual goodness leave no room for erroneous beliefs. Awakening to the reality of divine Spirit and Truth, we are prepared to let Truth “shred” the evidence that appears harmful and destructive.

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October 15, 2018

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