Truth Eradicates Error

How wonderful it is to know that an understanding of God's goodness enables one to rule out of his consciousness every form of evil, or error, not partially or conditionally but completely! Realizing that man is made in the perfect likeness of his creator, that he is the beloved and protected son of God, we can dispel from our thought any belief of discord. We need not be satisfied with a somewhat improved condition but can insist on the complete rout of evil to which our true, spiritual sonship with God entitles us.

Mrs. Eddy writes in Science and Health, "Eradicate the image of disease from the perturbed thought before it has taken tangible shape in conscious thought, alias the body, and you prevent the development of disease." Science and Health, p. 400 One meaning of "eradicate" is "to pull the roots." Since any error is an illusion, its complete removal, or eradication, is assured when we put our entire trust in God, divine Truth. All discord, sin, disease, and suffering result from false concepts held in consciousness. Therefore if any untrue image is eradicated, that is, rooted out, from thought, discomfort cannot possibly appear in the form of pain or any other inharmony.

If a gardener finds weeds in a beautiful flower garden, he does not try to eliminate them merely by trimming their leaves. If he does, they will continue to grow, for their roots are still unremoved. The sooner and more thoroughly he pulls up the roots, the easier it is for him to keep the weeds from crowding out the flowers.

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What About Education?
October 12, 1968

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