TRUTH REMOVES ALL SCARS – Turning the page + (“Gravity”, Ryan’s Hallucination)

 

Our beloved Leader says (Miscellaneous Writings, p. 152): “Thus founded upon the rock of Christ, when storm and tempest beat against this sure foundation, you, safely sheltered in the strong tower of hope, faith, and Love, are God’s nestlings; and He will hide you in His feathers till the storm has passed. Into His haven of Soul there enters no element of earth to cast out angels, to silence the right intuition which guides you safely home.”

Published on Mar 19, 2014
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I particularly love the “feet on the ground” bit. Watch the movie carefully and the positions of her feet define her entire arc. From the beginning, when they’re attached to an artificial platform, to when she’s still clinging to that platform even after it’s been destroyed and is leading her toward her doom, to when she resolves to abandon it and barely survives the ensuing panic and terror, to when she starts to find more stable but transient footing, to the final scene when she is able to stand up and move forward in her life. It’s breathtaking. – J. R.

TRUTH REMOVES ALL SCARS

From the March 6, 1948 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel

 

The world believes itself to be passing through the aftermath of a great war; even where, according to belief, remain the scars of a great upheaval—in politics, in economics, and in individual lives. Yet in God’s universe—the one and only universe—there has never been a moment when the order of Principle has been disturbed, when an element of evil existed or held sway. Because God is Life there is but one Life, and there never has been a life to be blighted. Because God is Mind there is but one Mind, and there never has been a mind to be shattered. In the infinitude of Love are no haunting fears, no shock, no resentment, no hate, no hallucinations. In the clarity of Truth is no lurking error. Truth leaves no scar of remorse, self-condemnation, grief, or hurt. The idea of Mind, dwelling forever within the Mind that is infallible, has never lapsed from its inherent state of conscious perfection and undisturbed harmony. The omnipotent spiritual fact that good is omniaction leaves nothing to scar or be scarred.

The belief of a scar is the belief that in a remote past there has been separation. For example, a wound draws together and heals, but where the flesh was separated by the wound there may remain, according to belief, a scar. Or a sorrow has come into one’s experience and according to belief has left its mark. Often mortal mind glories in its self-imposed traces of affliction. In the indivisibility of Truth the scar which appears as the devastation of a world is no more existent, real, or difficult to heal than that which appears as the wound of a person. By establishing the spiritual fact of the oneness of Principle and its idea Christian Science obliterates the mortal dream and proves the truth of Paul’s dynamic statement (Rom. 8:35, 37–39): “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? … Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, … nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

In the Christian Science textbook, “Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures,” Mary Baker Eddy writes (p. 258): “Mortals have a very imperfect sense of the spiritual man and of the infinite range of his thought. To him belongs eternal Life. Never born and never dying, it were impossible for man, under the government of God in eternal Science, to fall from his high estate.” There has never been one moment when God was not All, or when man, God’s expression, has been other than safe “under the government of God in eternal Science.” The seeming forces of evil are nullified and proved powerless in the glory of this truth.

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