Have you ever felt guilty when you were not guilty? It’s a tricky way mortal mind works sometimes, to twist around the facts to make an innocent person feel guilty when they haven’t doing anything wrong.
It’s like the abuser husband blaming his wife for his abuse of her saying it’s her fault that he abuses her, and then she feels guilty for discord in the marriage.
The same type of perversion can happen in the workplace, on sports teams, in committees, and with politics, where people are blamed for problems they never caused. Often, the accuser, rather than the accused, is the guilty party.
To prevent this type of fact manipulation from occurring, we need to know our innocence with conviction. We can’t be weak in the face of unfair accusation and let it intimidate us. We can face it fearlessly with truth, and take corrective action that leads to justice.
Jesus Christ faced false accusation frequently from religious and government authorities, but he never backed down in knowing and declaring his innocence. He would reply with truth and love to whatever came at him, and his spiritual position with God enabled him to retain a position of dominion and authority over his accusers. Even when nailed to the cross, he was in the dominant position, for he knew that good would triumph over evil in his experience, and it did. The truth he stood for had the final say.
So, know your innocence when falsely accused. Stick with the truth, claim the truth, side with the truth, and the truth you live and know will support and protect you, and bring you out on top.
“Speak the truth to every form of error” Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health, p. 418.