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Radical Reliance on Truth

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Announcements Forums Truth – January 28th, 2018 Radical Reliance on Truth

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    Mrs. Eddy writes in S&H: “Only through radical reliance on Truth can scientific healing power be realized.” The lesson is full of instruction not to rely on anything else, or to take “halting and half-way” positions, or to “work equally with…Truth and error.”

    To rely solely on Truth for everything in our life does seem very radical to the ignorant human mind. The human mind wants to weigh things, hedge its bets, take the “safe” route, not offend anyone, yet follow its lusts and passions, and then accept mediocrity, sin, sickness, and death as normal. This is the enigma of the human condition. It does not know how to get out of its own way.

    To the spiritually minded, however, to rely solely on Truth is the only “normal” way to live. It requires total trust in our spiritual sense, for our material senses can’t help us to know what truth is. When Elijah relied entirely on God to light the fire, it appeared very “radical” to the others, but was perfectly normal to Elijah, because he was told by God to do it. His reliance on Truth was a hallmark of his life, which is why he has a prominent place in Biblical history.

    We today have a tremendous privilege to embrace Truth and live it to the fullest. It is emancipating humanity.


    “This is the enigma of the human condition. It does not know how to get out of its own way.”

    I like how you’ve worded this! Looking for answers from the five material senses only results in more questions and confusion. Looking away from matter to Spirit, towards the light of Truth, always provides comfort and clarity. We just have to trust, which is where that radical reliance comes in, and the more we exercise it, the more “normal” it feels.

    Thank you for your post.

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