I’ve heard people tell me, “It’s hard to pray. It’s hard to know the truth.” And I reply, “No, it’s the other way around. The difficulty you feel is not from knowing truth. It’s from believing in error.”
The effect of knowing one is healthy and well in Spirit is very good. It leaves us feeling healthy and strong. The effect of believing one is a mortal suffering in matter, is miserable. Any struggle we feel does not come from knowing truth. It stems from clinging to error.
The suggestion of “It’s hard to know the truth,” is a cover-up statement for, “I am still believing in error.”
Error, in Christian Science, is any suggestion that life, intelligence or substance exists in matter. If we find it difficult to release this belief, it’s not the belief that is giving us trouble. It’s the ego of mortal mind. Mortal mind takes great pride in its false beliefs. It often revels in saying, “I have a disease. Look at my disease. See how big my suffering is.” It would build up disease as a reality and then cling to its illusion. But we can be wiser.
We can stay metaphysically clear that it’s never hard to know the truth. To know the truth is to declare God’s presence, to accept man’s perfect and harmonious relationship to God, and to know that God is in control of our health and happiness.
To side with God is to let go of error and leave suffering behind.
Mortal mind is not a power that can control our thinking. We are never required to believe in error and its consequences of suffering. As children of God, we reflect the Mind of God which naturally knows truth—all the time!
Know the truth and be free! It’s the easiest route to walk.