We’ve all done things or had things happen to us that have not been good at some point in our lives. Maybe we’ve behaved badly, or have been dealing with illness for a long time. Or perhaps there’s been some traumatic or tragic circumstance that engulfed us or our loved ones.
But is this necessary? Is it right for us to have to live in this way?
What I’ve found through my ongoing study and application of the truths of Christian Science is that we have the power and ability given to us by Almighty God to overthrow those claims that would limit our experiences—claims that are nothing more than the lies of mortal mind and therefore have no authority whatsoever over us.
Because they’re not from God! It’s that simple!
God is the only cause and effect. There is none other. And because this is so—and it is!—there can be only good, only God, going on since He and He alone is omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent, and omni-active. There has never been anything else. Period!
Now you may be thinking, “Wait a second! What are you talking about? These things have happened to me!”
Well, that’s what mortal mind—the carnal mind, evil—is claiming to you by presenting its so-called evidence through the material senses—senses that both “…originate and support all that is material, untrue, selfish, or debased.” (Science and Health, p. 318)
In other words, these material senses, which are mortal mind, are the ones that are fabricating the problem and then going about through those same senses to convince you of the lie by saying “Don’t you feel this pain? Don’t you remember that difficulty and what is was like? Don’t you recall that you saw it, smelled it, touched it, tasted it, heard it?”
So, what’s the solution then?
Well, Mary Baker Eddy continued on page 318 to state what needs to be done:
We must silence this lie of material sense with the truth of spiritual sense. We must cause the error to cease that brought the belief of sin and death and would efface the pure sense of omnipotence.
And how do we go about this?
By turning whole-heartedly to God to gain the spiritual lessons that we need to learn relative to those experiences—lessons that once seen, understood, and applied, completely free us from believing that something other than good, than God, has ever gone on.
A stone not dropped into a pond will cause no ripples!