“That evil or matter has neither intelligence nor power, is the doctrine of absolute Christian Science, and this is the great truth which strips all disguise from error.” (Science and Health, page 454)
Error may seem to have its day, its scary dark hour of lurking around playing tricks on us hidden from identification. The ghoulish images of sickness, discord, pain, and loneliness may seem real and powerful and alive. But each of these is false, simply suggestions in various costumes offering us trickery and palming our treats.
Don’t buy the story. A disguise is simply a disguise. A little boy dressed like superman can’t really fly. And a suggestion of mortal mind wearing the costume of disease, hatred, anger, regret, has no power to carry out its threats. We can strip off the disguise from evil and matter by recognizing that only the Truth is valid and real and intelligent. The attempts of error to knock at the door of our consciousness in scary outfits, should not throw us into fear. The disguise is made of mistaken concepts and the unmasking comes by the certain and steady hand of Truth.
Hallowe’en may be here and we may enjoy child-like fun with costumes, jack-o-lanterns, and treats. This playful exercise can be taken into our daily lives, as we recognize that all the disguises do come off at the end of the day, we go to our gentle rest, and we wake up to a bag of treats! Nothing about error should alarm us. It is nothingness in disguise and we can’t be afraid of a mere costume no matter how believable and well-crafted it may be!
Have fun this Hallowe’en and every day!
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