Jane Overcomes a False Belief

[Of Special Interest to Juniors]

Jane enjoyed school, but she disliked the class in physical education. She dreaded having to compete in athletics. She had let error tell her that she lacked muscular strength. She couldn't even chin herself, as many of her friends could!

At a Christian Science Sunday School, Jane had learned that it was error to accept the false belief that she was made of flesh and bones and subject to ills of the flesh. She had studied the first chapter of Genesis, which sets forth the scientific, or spiritual, creation of man. Verse 26 reads, "God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth."

Jane wanted to prove that she was not a mortal with weak muscles but the spiritual reflection of God. It wasn't much fun to perform so poorly in physical education class. Some of the girls teased her, and her teacher was obviously disappointed in her.

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A College Student Writes
November 6, 1965

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