The title of this post comes from a sentence on page 11 of Mary Baker Eddy’s Unity of Good that states:
Jesus taught us to walk over, not into or with, the currents of matter, or mortal mind.
And it’s a statement that we dare not forget to be obedient to given the political and societal turmoil in our country and the storms that would seek to attack our nation—all swirling about in their boisterous clamor to gain our attention. A din that would seek to enslave us in its mesmerism!
An uproar that would have us forget that:
Christian Science explains all cause and effect as mental, not physical. (Science and Heatlh, p. 114)
Mrs. Eddy went on to declare in Unity of Good that Jesus:
…demanded a change of consciousness and evidence, and effected this change through the higher laws of God. (p. 11)
Laws that do not partake of any material belief!
Laws that supersede any so-called “natural or organic forces”!
Laws that completely and utterly annihilate all such claims!
Laws that are always in effect and always supreme!
In referring to Jesus’ healing of the man with the withered hand, she rightly proclaimed that:
Jesus stooped not to human consciousness, nor to the evidence of the senses. He heeded not the taunt, “That withered hand looks very real and feels very real;” but he cut off this vain boasting and destroyed human pride by taking away the material evidence. (Unity of Good, p. 11)
So, are we going to accept the vain boasting that is being presented to us by mortal mind—by the false evidence of the material senses—via the constant barrage of all forms of media and through the suggestions of error voiced by family, friends, acquaintances, and by the world?
Boasting that claims God is not in control of His creation?
Swaggering that brags God allows these evils to exist or that He visits them upon humanity to punish or test us?
Whisperings that assert that God is in the earthquake, wind, and fire?
The bottom line is, as Christian Scientists we need to ask ourselves: “Could any of this possibly be from God?”
The answer, of course, must be a resounding “No!”
And because it isn’t from God, it therefore has no power, no presence, no intelligence or Science, and no activity. Which means it cannot and does not exist since God is All-in-all and there is none else!
But you may be thinking: “All of this turmoil looks so real though!”
Well, let me ask you this question: If someone came to you with a severe gash on their arm and asked you to pray for them, would you exclaim: “Oh wow—that looks really bad! That must hurt a lot!”
Not if you expected to heal them, you wouldn’t!
Then why would any of us buy into the lies that are being presented to us about these storms and other forms of turmoil? Why?
Could we possibly begin to “…hold crime in check…” (Science and Health, p. 96) if we are believing in its reality? And make no mistake; this turmoil is a crime against God, against man in His image and likeness, and against all of God’s creation!
Remember, Mrs. Eddy demanded that we:
Blot out the images of mortal thought and its beliefs in sickness and sin. (Science and Health, p. 391)
So, if you’re tempted to even dip your toe into those tempestuous currents of mortal mind, remember to walk over them by instead following what our Leader admonished us to do on page 406 of Science and Health:
Resist evil — error of every sort — and it will flee from you.
And that, my friends, is an incontrovertible spiritual law. A law that we are each capable of fulfilling!
A law above those currents!
A law of God!
Thank you, I really needed to hear this
So glad you found this helpful, Catherine! And you’re welcome! 🙂
Helpful to see these postings.
You’re welcome, Laverne!
Love it, Ken. Thanks.
Happy to hear it’s been helpful, Tad. 🙂
Thank you, Ken. Such helpful thoughts to guide us through today’s events.
So glad that you found them helpful, Kathleen!
Thank you for sending.
My privilege, Debbie! 🙂
Thanks Ken. This is excellent! Stop the mesmerism!
You’re welcome, Maryjane! 🙂