An Illustration

Nothing is plainer to the Christian Scientist than that error manifests itself in the belief of disease. It is equally plain that error is manifest in blasphemy and idle gossip. We have all observed how quickly the presence of a modest woman will silence the manifest error in the promiscuous crowd gathered on the street corner where she may chance to be passing. Her influence drives error into its hiding place for a time, notwithstanding the fact that the revellers have little desire to part company with it entirely.

Why then should some people think it a thing incredible that the presence of a devout, consistent, and godly Christian Scientist should reflect that Christ Spirit which destroys the belief of pain and suffering? The error which manifests itself in the motley crowd is temporarily silenced by the presence of womanly virtue, but the error manifesting itself in the belief of disease is destroyed by Truth or the Christ Principle reflected by the Scientists.

To shape the whole future is not our problem, but only to shape faithfully a small part of it according to rules already known. It is perhaps possible for each of us, who will with due earnestness inquire, to ascertain clearly what he, for his own part, ought to do: this let him with true heart do, and continue doing. The general issue will, as it has always done, rest well with a higher intelligence than ours.

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Testimony of Healing
Saved after Operations had Failed
June 20, 1901

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