Sounds absurd, doesn’t it?
You could go to the nearest Sherwin-Williams paint store and buy the costliest paint, the most vibrant color, the finest quality brushes and rollers, and if you tried to paint the air, then what?
It can’t be done. It’s impossible.
There is nothing in the properties of air that would allow paint to adhere to it.
So why would any of us, as the image and likeness of God—our only true identity—think that we could be painted with the anti-spiritual lies of error? How could we possibly be made to agree to such a fabrication?
And, yes, “agree” is the right word. Why? Simply because if we are experiencing any form of inharmony, we must have acquiesced in some way—consciously or otherwise—to the falsities that would claim that any of the ideas of God could be subject to anything other than His goodness and love.
But the good news is that there is simply nothing in the properties of our identity—properties that are entirely spiritual—that error, a wholly material and therefore an utterly false and powerless concept, can adhere to.
Mary Baker Eddy stated:
Truth has no home in error, and error has no foothold in Truth. (Science and Health, p. 282)
Since each of us is the reflection of Truth, of God, we must have no home—no consciousness—in error, and likewise, error has in reality no power or ability to attach itself to us.
The carnal mind—evil or error—may try to claim otherwise, but this does not make it so any more than the absurdity that the moon is made of green cheese could be a reality.
So, put down those paint brushes and instead see, acknowledge, accept, and yield to the true image and likeness of God—spiritual man, endowed by his Maker with health, holiness, and harmony—as your present immutable, immortal, and completely tangible and demonstrable identity.
It’s an entirely different picture!