Truth still sets free

That which is not good has no real existence. As this becomes clear, falsities dissolve, having no power to sustain themselves.

It’s not unusual to see warnings—on websites, on the news, and in emails—to protect our identity from those who would take advantage of our personal information. Hackers and scammers, it would seem, are always creating new ways to fool us, and keeping up with the skills needed to differentiate between the legitimate and the fraudulent may seem difficult. Yet, two millennia ago Jesus declared, “Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” (John 8:32). Does that still apply today?

I can respond with a resounding “Yes!” Jesus’ model of knowing and proving what was spiritually true, even in the face of very convincing appearances to the contrary, still overturns discordant conditions to bring order and harmony. His understanding was not based on the evidence of the physical senses but on spiritual sense—a recognition of the reality and presence of Spirit, God, good.

Spiritual sense perceives and relies on information gained from God through Christ, the true idea of God. This Christly, spiritually scientific sense shifts thought from the disturbing aspects and events of human experience to what God knows is real, including our unceasing safety and progress. When we are attuned to the divine consciousness, direction and solutions come naturally to thought, enabling the spiritual listener to find security.

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March 18, 2024

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