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Last winter when the streets were covered with ice and snow, it seemed rather a difficult task for the writer to go from one place to another without falling or the fear of falling. She realized that error was trying to make itself heard, and that this sense of discord must be overcome. She repeated over and over, "God made man unfallen," but still the word fallen seemed to come to her and hinder her from rising above this erroneous suggestion. A few days ago the city was again covered with ice and snow, and on her way to town the words of a favorite hymn, "Upheld by My gracious, omnipotent hand" (Hymnal, p. 199), kept singing their way into her thought. Then what it meant to be upheld by Truth unfolded to her. She felt herself supported by Love, and all sense of fear was entirely eliminated.

The next morning a friend whom she met remarked, "You walk with more assurance on these slippery streets than I do;" but what was this assurance which made her step buoyant? It was the manifestation of a clearer realization of our Leader's words in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 400), "By lifting thought above error, or disease, and contending persistently for truth, you destroy error." The truth is that man is held in his rightful place by the power of God, and the error which was destroyed was a belief in a power apart from God.

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Truth's Prism
October 4, 1919

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