Relinquishing Error

Mrs. Eddy says on page 200 of "Miscellaneous Writings": "It was the consummate naturalness of Truth in the mind of Jesus, that made his healing easy and instantaneous. Jesus regarded good as the normal state of man, and evil as the abnormal."

It is well known to many that they are governed by their own admissions, whether good or bad, and that the body necessarily shows forth the result of these admissions. We should therefore be very careful as to what we admit to be true about ourselves or others. When human thinking has loosened its hold on error, error can no longer make itself seen and felt on the body in the form of disease or inharmony of any kind. In "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" (p. 252) we read, "When false human beliefs learn even a little of their own falsity, they begin to disappear."

Does the heart cry out because of unfulfilled longings? Have our fondest earthly hopes been in vain? Is our body in pain? If so, let us in humility examine our thinking. Possibly we are entertaining certain thoughts that have been with us so long that we feel quite at home with them, and it seems hard for us to recognize the error which is intrenched. But if we would manifest health, joy, and peace, we should find out what the error is in our thinking that is so unlike the Christ, Truth. Let us not be deceived into thinking that a right result can be had from wrong thoughts.

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Claiming Our Birthright
February 11, 1928

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