“Neither sympathy nor society should ever tempt us to cherish error in any form, and certainly we should not be error’s advocate.” (Science and Health, page 153)
What are we cherishing and why? Are we coming to hold to and care for the great Truth of God, good, or are we cherishing some form of safety in numbers, following the flow of the world even if we don’t feel confidence in its way of thinking and acting?
Watch out for temptation. We, just like Jesus, are receiving the news daily of our holy heritage, of God’s own love for us and His own perfect control and care for all. Those temptations to an easier life, a more powerful life, a merely material experience, did not cause Jesus to change his devotion or to move off his own best understanding of Life, of God, or his firm trust in the ever-presence of spiritual Truth.
We can and must be as strong in our faith, our confidence in what we know to be right and true and healing. If we do adore this Truth of Life as Love, as God, then we can’t allow ourselves to be hypocrites, thinking one thing in our hearts, but changing our words or behavior to satisfy society, or to gain or give sympathy to that which we have no desire to experience and don’t really trust. It may seem alluring to join error’s team, to sympathize with trouble and fear and danger and anger. But if this is what we cherish, then this is what we experience for it is what our thoughts hold dear. On the other hand, if we are cherishing Truth, Life, Love, the good and enduring and true, we will experience a life full of God’s intention and one that not only feels healing to us, but heals others as well.
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