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Lift the veil of “unreality” to see eternal life.
Metaphysical Application Ideas for The Christian Science Bible Lesson on

“Unreality”
for March 22 through April 4, 2021

by Christie C. Hanzlik, C.S.• Boulder, CO
ccern@mac.com • 720-331-9356 • christiecs.com

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INTRODUCTION

For the past month or so, I’ve pondered a line of a poem that a friend shared with me awhile back: “On the earth the broken arcs; in the heaven a perfect round.” The poet is describing rainbows. Most of the time, rainbows appear to us as broken arcs, or arches of color. But rainbows are actually full circles. We see half-circle rainbows because the full circle is interrupted by the horizon, clouds, trees, or some other obstruction. But if we look at a rainbow without obstructions, like perhaps while we’re in an airplane or using a garden hose on a sunny day and there are rainbows in the spray, we can see the full circle. Here’s a link to more about why we don’t often see full rainbows. And, below is a photo of an unobstructed rainbow:

The Easter promise that weaves throughout this week’s Bible Lesson on “Unreality” reminds me of the promise of the full-circle rainbow. That clouds or trees or the horizon block our view of a rainbow doesn’t make it any less circular. “Unreality,” as we learn in this week’s lesson, is like those clouds and trees on the horizon—a seeming blockage or veil—that cannot actually change the fact that the rainbow is indeed a “perfect round.” Because we know the truth about rainbows, the half circle is a “‘bow of promise on the clouds” that indicates that there is a full-circle of radiant color. Likewise, the view of eternality that Christ Jesus demonstrated with the crucifixion and resurrection is a promise of the full glory of eternal life.

Christ Jesus saw the whole of divine Life’s creation, the metaphorical full-circle view, and saw this full-circle perfection where others seem to see broken arcs. His correct view healed the sick and provided us with unobstructed insight into true health and eternal life.

GOLDEN TEXT and RESPONSIVE READING

Christ Jesus’ life was foreseen by other prophets, and continued beyond the crucifixion. And he saw his birthless and deathless existence. In his words, ““I tell you the truth, before Abraham was even born, I Am!” (John 8:58) His view of birthless and deathless life enabled him to demonstrate the promise of beginningless and endless being given to each of us. In Science, there is no sequential order to man. Divine Mind has always known all.

The Golden Text, or main idea, of this week’s lesson is Christ Jesus’ words to let the disciples know that it was time for the crucifixion and resurrection. He told them, “. . . The hour is come, that the Son of man should be glorified … I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness.” (John 12:23, 46) As I understand his words, Christ Jesus was saying that it was the prophesied* moment for him to demonstrate the full birthless and deathless reality of Christ. [*See the first CedarS GEM online.]

The Responsive Reading contains one of my favorite ideas from Christ Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount: “You are the light of the world.” I see this as a mission statement. Our purpose is to be the light of the world. And then Christ Jesus offers us marching orders: “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” (Mathew 5:14, 16) Christ Jesus came as a light into the world to be the Wayshower, to show us how we too can be the light of the world.

Christ Jesus is the Wayshower. He endured the crucifixion to demonstrate for us that nothing—not even the cross—can interrupt our full life and light. We can experience the glory of eternality now even if we seem to only get fragments of understanding. Eternity doesn’t have a beginning, so it has already begun. Truth is already true and, through prayer, we catch more and more glimpses of limitless reality. We are learning to see through “unreality” (the clouds, horizon, trees…) to see the whole promise of daily resurrection (the full-circle view). In Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, Mary Baker Eddy defines “Resurrection” as “Spiritualization of thought; a new and higher idea of immortality, or spiritual existence; material belief yielding to spiritual understanding. (SH 593:9) We can experience resurrection moments every day!

As Christ Jesus said to those who truly understood his message of eternal life, “Blessed are the eyes which see the things you see.” (Luke 10:23, NKJV)

SECTION 1: Prepare to overturn “unreality”

The first section prepares us to see through “unreality” (a limited and distorted view) to discover reality (the full view). First, Paul explains how prepare ourselves to “see” or understand reality: “Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.” (citation B1, Romans 12:2, NLT) And then, Paul explains that it is possible to see beyond the obstructions of materiality. In his words, “Now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity. All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely.” (cit. B2, I Corinthians 13:12, NLT) Putting this into the language of the rainbow metaphor, Paul is saying that now we may only seem to see only part of a rainbow, but as we understand the whole science behind rainbows, and as we gain a higher and higher vantage, we will see its full-circle beauty, just as God sees our full beauty.

The true view and the “puzzling reflections” never blend … they are not both valid, just as a fountain cannot have both sweet water and bitter water at the same time. (cit. B3, James 3-18, and cit. S1, SH 287:12). As Mary Baker Eddy states, “The temporal and unreal never touch the eternal and real. The mutable and imperfect never touch the immutable and perfect. The inharmonious and self-destructive never touch the harmonious and self-existent.” (cit. S4, 300:13–17)

It may be quite difficult to understand that inharmony is unreal. It sure can seem to be in-your-face. But, through prayer, we begin to understand that what we seem to see as inharmony is a distorted and broken sense of reality. As we become more and more conscious of the absolute truth of being—God’s full presence and governance over all—our limited view dissolves and we’re able to see more and more of the beginningless and endless beauty of creation, which includes us. While at first, we may seem to see broken arcs of inharmony all around us, Mary Baker Eddy says, “the realization that all inharmony is unreal brings objects and thoughts into human view in their true light, and presents them as beautiful and immortal.” (cit. S5, 276: 9-14)

SECTION 2: David sees the unreality of Goliath’s threat

The second section opens with a citation from Revelation and is a callback to the prophecy of Christ Jesus in Isaiah 22:22. “These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth; I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name. (cit. B4, Rev. 3:7, 8)

Mary Baker Eddy uses this same verse to introduce the “Glossary” in Science and Health. (SH 579) The “Glossary” helps us to look beyond the outward of appearance of things, to understand their full spiritual significance. She defines “rock,” for example, as more than a cold piece of stuff…it symbolizes spiritual foundation. Here’s an assignment: consider writing a spiritual definition for the word “door” as it is used in Revelation 3: 8. And then consider defining the phrase “the key of David” as used in Revelation 3:7.

Part of the prophecy of Christ Jesus includes his lineage from the House of David, which is perhaps why this phrase “key of David” is in this section, and also why a story about David defeating Goliath is featured in this Easter Sunday Bible Lesson.

A while back, I recorded a “Daily Lift” video about David and Goliath in which I shared a theory by Malcolm Gladwell in which Gladwell explains that Goliath wasn’t actually a formidable enemy. Gladwell’s research reveals that Goliath’s giantism made him slow and dim-sighted, and that he had over 100 pounds of armor weighing him down. Goliath’s only means of fighting was hand-to-hand combat, which was never David’s plan (David didn’t carry a sword to battle). In contrast to Goliath, David was a sling-shooter, or slinger. Well-practiced slingers could propel a rock with the same stopping force as a 45-caliber gun today, and they could hit a bird out of the sky at 200 yards away. Gladwell adds that the stones in the valley where the duel took place were particularly dense—not porous rocks, but solid and dense stone. According to Gladwell, Goliath never stood a chance against David.

When I first heard Gladwell’s theory, I felt like it made David’s faith in God irrelevant. But, as I prayed about it more, I realized that it was God’s strength that enabled David to practice his sling-shooting and gain confidence. God’s strength was with David every day, not just on the day of battle. There may even have been other slingers amid the Israelites, but only David had the spiritual confidence, hutzpah and faith to stand up to Goliath. And God also inspired David with the focus and stillness of thought necessary to be present in the moment.

The Israelites were intimidated by Goliath’s size and loud boasting. But David knew he had the strength of God behind him and confidently countered each of Goliath’s boasts. He was ready to fight Goliath with accuracy and precision. David knew he could win. He was well-practiced. He had faith and his training. This was not a chance fight. David had the God-given authority of an assured win. David models spiritual confidence by running into battle. When Goliath “drew nigh to meet David…David hasted and ran…to meet the Philistine.” (I Sam. 17:48) This is how we can each feel when we face a Goliath of a problem. We don’t enter into our healing practice as guesswork—we know that prayer works with accuracy and precision. David only needed one smooth stone! Our daily practice of Christian Science arms us with just what we need to defeat the “unreality” of any issue.

Here is the link to the Daily Lift” Video on David and Goliath: https://www.dropbox.com/s/z52b8hg0zrq6vvl/Goliath%20never%20stood%20a%20chance.mp4?dl=0

David’s victory exemplifies Mary Baker Eddy’s statement, “Your influence for good depends upon the weight you throw into the right scale. The good you do and embody gives you the only power obtainable. Evil is not power. It is a mockery of strength, which erelong betrays its weakness and falls, never to rise.” (cit. S8, SH 192:21) Goliath’s boasting was a “mockery of strength,” which fell, “never to rise” when met with David’s faith. David saw through the unreality of false boasting and proved that “Truth is always the victor. (cit. 12, SH 380:4)

SECTION 3: Jesus sees the unreality of sickness, sin, and death

Like with Section 2, the third section opens with a citation that connects Christ Jesus to David. Section 2 referred to the “key of David.” Section 3 explains that Jesus is both “the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.” Declaring that he is both “the root” and “the offspring” is another way of saying that he came both before and after, without beginning or end. (cit. B7, Rev 22:16)

The third section describes Christ Jesus’ ministry of teaching, preaching and healing. (cit. B9, Matthew 4:23, 24)

Mary Baker Eddy explains how Jesus was able to heal. She writes, “Jesus beheld in Science the perfect man, who appeared to him where sinning mortal man appears to mortals. In this perfect man the Saviour saw God’s own likeness, and this correct view of man healed the sick. Thus Jesus taught that the kingdom of God is intact, universal, and that man is pure and holy.” (cit. S13, SH 476:32–5) If we put those words into the context of the rainbow metaphor, it would read, Jesus beheld in Science the full-circle which appeared to him where broken-arc views appeared to others. … and his elevated view lifted the consciousness of others so that they too could see the full-circle view.

This section’s subsequent statements from Science and Health are also about seeing beyond a limited sense of existence, seeing through “unreality,” and we could apply the rainbow metaphor to each of these statements. For example:

  • When examined in the light of divine Science, mortals present more than is detected upon the surface, since inverted thoughts and erroneous beliefs must be counterfeits of Truth. (cit. S14, SH 267:19-25)
  • Material sense does not unfold the facts of existence; but spiritual sense lifts human consciousness into eternal Truth. (cit. 15, SH 95:30–32)
  • The testimony of the material senses is neither absolute nor divine. (cit. S16, SH 269)

SECTION 4: Christ Jesus demonstrates the unreality of death.

The fourth section gives an account of the crucifixion. Like his ancestor David facing Goliath, Christ Jesus was prepared for the crucifixion. He knew the outcome—resurrection—before the ordeal began. The crucifixion enabled Christ Jesus to demonstrate the resurrection—”Spiritualization of thought; a new and higher idea of immortality, or spiritual existence…”—for all mankind. (SH 593:9)

The section opens with verses from Proverbs that offer comfort for anyone facing a cross of any kind:

  • Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
  • Be not afraid of sudden fear, neither of the desolation of the wicked, when it cometh.
  • …the Lord shall be thy confidence, and shall keep thy foot from being taken.

(cit. B10, Proverbs 3:5, 25, 26)

As Christ Jesus faced the crucifixion, he offered comfort to his disciples (and us) when he said, “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” (cit. B12, John 14:1, 27)

No matter the trial we’re facing—a giant Goliath or a humiliating cross—our prayer can begin with eliminating fear. As Mary Baker Eddy states, “Christian scientific practice begins with Christ’s keynote of harmony, “Be not afraid!” (cit. S18, 410:29–30) The phrase “be not afraid” occurs in Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, and at least 26 times in the King James Version of the Bible.

Christ Jesus gave us the perfect example of facing the enemy (fear), overcoming hatred with forgiveness (perfect love), and seeing through the “unreality” of death with a pure awareness of the eternality of life. He demonstrated how to “be not afraid” as we face any trial.

Note that the account of the crucifixion in this Easter-week Bible Lesson is rather brief. Speaking to this point, author Susan Booth Mack Snipes writes about a time she was reading the Bible Lesson for Easter week: “It had struck me at the time the brevity of the crucifixion story in the Lesson was helping us see that this was not the final big event that it appeared to be and that we should focus on the story of light outside of the doom and gloom. As we trace this line of light, we are actually led higher than even that hopeful story of resurrection, and into ascension as the highest and ultimate event. Jesus did not stop at, nor get stuck on, the event of a resurrected mortal body, but stayed with the spiritual understanding of God’s ever-presence; and this inevitably continued to dissipate the mortal story until he achieved the ascension.”

In the same article, she says, “I had always thought of Jesus’ resurrection as a really big deal, a triumph of Spirit over the flesh and a monumental proof, a demonstration, of divine Science. And it certainly was. Yet, suddenly, I saw it from a new point of view. I was struck with the thought that the resurrection of Jesus was his demonstration of his spiritual identity as the Christ, which was no more an “event” to God than the sunrise is an event to the sun. I saw that the really big deal is the discernment of God’s ever-presence, a realization of our oneness with divine Mind. This is what brought the healings Jesus performed, brought his resurrection, and moved him on to his ascension.” For the rest of this article, see “Easter and the real deal behind Christian Science healing” from the April 2019 issue of the Christian Science Journal.

SECTION 5: Judas…let’s forgive him

David and Christ Jesus offer excellent examples of how we can see through “unreality” to find harmony and strength as we face trials. Judas, however, shows what can happen when we seem to fall prey to the subtleties of envy and fear. (cit. S22, SH 47:10–26) Judas betrayed Christ Jesus for thirty pieces of silver. (cit. B13, Matthew 26:3, 4, 14–16, 49, 50) Recalling our earlier metaphor of the rainbow, Judas was only able to see “puzzling reflections” of a broken arc.

But Judas realized his mistake, was filled with remorse, and repented. “[Judas] took the thirty pieces of silver back to the leading priests and the elders. ‘I have sinned,’ he declared, ‘for I have betrayed an innocent man.’ ‘What do we care?’ they retorted. ‘That’s your problem.’

Then Judas threw the silver coins down in the Temple and went out and hanged himself.” (cit. B14, Matthew 27:1–7 NLT) Note that the line about Judas hanging himself is not included in this week’s Bible Lesson.

Several good articles have been published in the Christian Science Journal and Sentinel about Judas, and these can help us to heal ourselves of any sense of resentment, false judgement, or hatred toward this disciple. In one article, Dorothy Estes poses the question, “Have you forgiven Judas?” And she answers, “Jesus has. Betrayed by Judas into the hands of those who would crucify him, Jesus neither attempted to stop the betrayal nor did he express any bitterness because of it. In his well-known and ultimate forgiveness statement, ‘Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do’ (Luke 23:34), Judas was included.” (CS Sentinel, April 7, 2014) https://sentinel.christianscience.com/issues/2014/4/116-14/have-you-forgiven-judas

In an article called “The other side of Judas,” Nathan Talbot writes, “Relatively few people caught enough of a glimpse of Jesus’ mission while he was here to commit themselves to close discipleship. Yet Judas was one of those few. He did make a beginning effort. But the most significant aspect of this other side of the story has to do with what happened after the betrayal. My feeling of compassion for Judas took quite a leap forward one day as I pondered Matthew’s account of the dramatic change that began to come over Judas when he saw what was happening to Jesus. Judas, according to the Gospel of Matthew, ‘repented himself, and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders, saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood.’ …

“Judas repented; with heartbreaking impact he began to realize what he had done; he threw those pitiful few pieces of silver down on the temple floor; he felt deeply Jesus’ innocence; he felt bitter regret and self-condemnation.” (CS Sentinel, December 7, 1992) https://sentinel.christianscience.com/issues/1992/12/94-49/the-other-side-of-judas

As these two authors and others point out, we have a lot to learn from the Judas story. For one, Christ Jesus’ forgiveness in the midst of betrayal demonstrates a pure and unconditional love that goes beyond the limits of mortal history. During the betrayal, Jesus called Judas “friend.” It is never too late for us to forgive Judas. Forgiving him and loving him as Christ Jesus did frees us from harboring resentment.

The Judas story has significance for me this week because I have been praying deeply to purify my sense of love and forgiveness in connection with the recent mass shooting here in Boulder, Colorado. The shooting took place in a grocery store two miles from my home. It may seem difficult to love the perpetrator of this horrendous crime unconditionally. And yet, through prayer—it is possible. Loving those who seem unlovable is not possible through human will alone. But we can find true love and forgiveness by following the Wayshower’s example and having that mind which was also in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 2: 5-11) Even as I write this I can feel my sense of love being purified.

Christ Jesus proved that envy and hate are overruled by forgiveness and love. This is true for us too. As Mary Baker Eddy states, “The malignity of brutal persecutors, the treason and suicide of his betrayer, were overruled by divine Love to the glorification of the man and of the true idea of God, which Jesus’ persecutors had mocked and tried to slay.” (cit. S24, SH 43:12–16)

But what if we’re the one who needs forgiveness? Maybe we’ve said or done something that seems unforgivable, which is how Judas must have felt. Well, perhaps our prayer could start with a sense of accepting Christ Jesus’ words—”forgive them Father for they know not what they do”—as including us also. Christ Jesus forgives you. There is nothing that we can think or do that places us outside the realm of infinite and unconditional Love. Christ Jesus’ forgiveness isn’t just a feel-good bonus in the Easter story. Forgiveness was a crucial part of his resurrection. He had to overcome the “world’s hatred of Truth and Love” … through forgiveness.

When we are the one who needs forgiveness, we can start by seeing ourselves as forgivable. We can experience resurrection from unending self-criticism, self-doubt, and self-condemnation. As we forgive ourselves by accepting a dose of pure and forgiving Christ-love, we will find dissolved any last remnants of sin (the false belief that we’re separate from God, or the false belief we are unforgivable). As we are sincere in our repentance, others will sense our sincerity also.

Unlike the unfortunate story of Judas, we do not need to give into self-condemnation. And we can accept Christ’s forgiveness. Mary Baker Eddy explains that “Through all the disciples experienced, they became more spiritual and understood better what the Master had taught. His resurrection was also their resurrection. It helped them to raise themselves and others from spiritual dullness and blind belief in God into the perception of infinite possibilities.” (SH 34:18–23) Extrapolating from this statement, it seems to me that, to the degree that we understand its full significance, his resurrection also can be our resurrection. We can all experience resurrection from fear, envy, hatred, resentment, and a belief that life stops. Resurrection is not a one-time event. As we understand more and more about Christ Jesus’ resurrection, we will find that, “Every day will be an Easter, filled with benedictions new.” (Christian Science Hymnal, No. 171)

SECTION 6: Let us lift the veil to see the whole view of life.

Christ Jesus demonstrated eternal life. He showed us the beginningless and endlessness of being. Rather than life being limited to a womb-to-tomb, birth-to-death (broken arc) existence, it is eternal, like a circle, without a starting or ending point.

Like the rainbow’s full-circle seems to be interrupted by the horizon or blocked from view by trees or clouds, the truth of our eternality seems to be clouded by a veil of limited thinking. For an article that delves into this topic further, using the analogy of a bird flying beyond the horizon, see “The passing of the sea gull,” by Louise Wheatley Cook Hovnanian in the October 21, 2013 Issue of the Christian Science Sentinel.

The veil that seems to obstruct our view of eternal life is like the horizon blocking the full rainbow. And, as we read in 2nd Corinthians, “So all of us who have had that veil removed can see and reflect the glory of the Lord.” (cit. B19, II Corinthians 3:18, NLT) The view through the veil, or the view beyond “unreality,” is a gift from God. The view through the veil is a view of eternal life. As we read in Romans, “the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” (cit. B18, Romans 6:23)

Through Christ Jesus’ demonstration of eternal life, we can see through the veil of “unreality”. We can see beginningless and endless life. Life triumphs over death. As Mary Baker Eddy wrote, “The final demonstration of the truth which Jesus taught, and for which he was crucified, opened a new era for the world….“Love must triumph over hate.” (cit. S31, SH 43:17, 28–4)

Amen! Have a happy Easter everyone!


“GOOD FRIDAY” and “EASTER SUNDAY” TREATS for ALL—
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Click here to see your video invitation from Bible scholar, Dr. Barry Huff to Easter-themed inspiration to meet current challenges, sponsored and translated into Spanish by Third Church, NYC, on this Good Friday, April 2 at 7:30pm EDT. https://youtu.be/aomwyj5rFD8:

Need inspiration to get through our world’s current crises? Join us at thirdchurchnyc.com for a Bible talk entitled “Resilient Faith & God’s Embrace During Crisis” given by Bible scholar, Dr. Barry Huff on Good Friday, April 2 at 7:30 EDT. There will also be a special music performance by Lily Oyer.

This Bible talk will explore and shed new light on these questions:

  • How did biblical authors and characters respond to crises?
  • What can we learn about resilience from Hagar, Job, and Jesus?
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  • How will you respond to the commands of the risen Jesus in the Gospels and live your Easter faith?

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A 2pm CDT Sunday Hymn Sing has been added (to our 7pm CDT Sing) on Easter Sunday, April 4, for our friends in other time zones! Don’t miss CedarS TWO special Easter Sunday Hymn Sings, both led by Andrew Brewis of the UK! You can sing along with Andrew and hundreds of worldwide friends the 8 hymns he wrote for the 2017 Christian Science Hymnal, as well as favorite Easter hymns! Click here for fuller, special details.

Invite family, church and other friends and even neighbors to join us by Zoom EVERY week at 7pm Central Time for CedarS Sunday Hymn Sings. (A precious prelude precedes each sing at 1:45pm & 6:45pm Central Daylight-savings Time (CDT.) We encourage singing along in Zoom’s gallery view to share the joy of seeing dear ones in virtual family-church reunions that bless all generations.

To protect privacy and copyrights, these “brief, but spectacular” sessions are NOT recorded. So, calibrate your time-zone clocks, mark your calendars, and remind friends, so that no one misses any of these inspiring, weekly reminders of our precious, spiritual oneness with each other and with our ever-loving, Father-Mother God who owns and embraces us all!

Lovingly singing prayers and praise to God for 30 minutes each Sunday is such a warm, “Welcome Home” tradition to bless the start of each week with joyous, peaceful GRACE. (Our 2021 theme.) We have loved singing-in this grace with longtime as well as first-time friends—not only from ALL 50 of the United States, but also from 21 other countries! So far, our “Hymn Sing family” has clicked or dialed-in from Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, England, Germany, Ghana, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Kenya, New Zealand, Pakistan, Paraguay, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Scotland, Spain, South Africa, Switzerland, as well as from each of the United States! In the universal language of divine Love, thestill, small voice’ of scientific thought reaches over continent and ocean to the globe’s remotest bound.” (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, Mary Baker Eddy, p. 559:8–10)


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