“Trust in Truth and Have No Other Trusts”

by Mary Beth Singleterry

When people do not know or understand God, they often look elsewhere to find answers to problems that come up in life, sometimes to astrology or tarot card readers. You see their shops in almost every town now.

Years ago a practitioner in this church told us that it’s important to understand the workings of astrology. It is nothing to be ignorant about. In the Blue Book, on page 199, Mrs. Eddy says, “Astrology: Belief in a horoscope is a mortal thought, and it does actually affect human lives until it is overcome by Christian Science. Every human being comes under its influence, unless, and until, we meet it with the truth. Astrologists believe that a man can improve on his horoscope. (Mrs. Eddy said we were to know that there is no solar, lunar or planetary influence.)” This practitioner taught this, and said that it is not to be ignored, but to be handled.

I had never thought about it before. I thought it had nothing to do with me because, after all, I was a Christian Scientist. But after this teaching, I looked at my astrological sign, and I was almost shocked at how much my human personality would seem to line up with it — and I realized it is something that I do have to handle. I do have to be aware of it and to know that my individuality is in God and it is not in any way influenced by planetary movement.

In Science and Health, in her chapter “Animal Magnetism Unmasked,” Mrs. Eddy says, “The planets have no more power over man than over his Maker, since God governs the universe; but man, reflecting God’s power, has dominion over all the earth and its hosts.”

Now, that is the truth, but we need to be awake to the belief so we can protect ourselves with a thorough understanding of the truth; that we trust in Truth and have no other trusts. We turn to God for all our answers, and in doing so we are protected and blessed.

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