[Of Special Interest to Children]

Frances attended the Christian Science Sunday School and had had many proofs of the healing power of the truth—the truth of the one perfect creator, God, and of His perfect creation, man. One day Frances learned a lesson that she knew would be helpful always. She learned how to face up to error and get the victory.

Frances knew that error has in reality no life and no name of its own because it is not from God; and so it is nothing. But she also knew that error never admits that it is nothing. Instead, it pretends to be something very big and important and calls itself fear, hate, disobedience, or pain. This last name was what error called itself to Frances one day. It seemed to say, "My name is pain, and I am in your body; and you can't go to school until you get rid of me."

For two days Frances listened to this error and stayed home from school. She studied "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy, and she talked to her mother and her father about her real being as the child of God—the child of Spirit, not matter, having nothing at all to do with a material body. Using her Concordance to our Leader's writings, Frances' mother found this loving direction on page 261 of Science and Health: "Look away from the body into Truth and Love, the Principle of all happiness, harmony, and immortality." These words reminded Frances' father that the Apostle Paul had said we should be willing "to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord;" and her father looked the passage up for them in II Corinthians.

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November 21, 1953

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