It is a wonderful thing when we find that sickness is as unreal as a mistake in mathematics. It is even more wonderful to find that we can get rid of it as certainly as we can a mathematical mistake. "But how?" one might ask. In each case the error is eliminated by putting the true fact in its place.

To those who are laboring under the mistaken belief of discord and disease as real, the revelation of Christian Science brings an entirely new vision. Its teachings reveal the Principle of all true being as God, divine Mind, the infinite source of every right idea. Just as a mathematician turns to the principle of mathematics for the correct solving of his problem in numbers, just so does the Christian Scientist turn to divine Principle for the solution of his human problems. As spiritual ideas are accepted and established in consciousness, purifying and spiritualizing thought, the human mind is renewed. Our lives are transformed and our physical bodies healed. Transformation takes place as the human yields to the divine.

When Paul's human thinking and living were brought into obedience to God, his divine Principle, his nature and character changed, and he was healed of blindness. One may read of this wonderful and glorious spiritual transformation in the ninth chapter of the book of Acts. Luke records Paul's healing in these simple words (verse 18): "Immediately there fell from his eyes as it had been scales: and he received sight forthwith, and arose, and was baptized." Here practical proof is given that divine understanding heals. Later, in writing to the Romans, Paul said (12:2), "Be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind."

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