Obedience to the Manual

In the Manual of The Mother Church (Art. VIII, Sect. 9) occurs the following: “No member shall use written formulas, nor permit his patients or pupils to use them, as auxiliaries to teaching Christian Science or for healing the sick. Whatever is requisite for either is contained in the books of the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science. Sometimes she may strengthen the faith by a written text as no one else can.”

There has been a series of uncoverings in the writer’s experience which may be of help and value to others who are working to enlarge their own spiritual outlook or that of their patients. A lady asked for help in solving a problem involving physical disability. It was uncovered to the writer in working with her that for fifteen years she had been saving letters from practitioners, which were often referred to when error in some guise had come knocking at the door of her mental home. There was also a book of verses and quotations copied in handwriting, thus giving error an opportunity to pervert truth by the misplacing or leaving out of a word, or by misspelling a word.

Human Ability Inadequate
September 14, 1918

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