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    Erring power is a material belief, a blind miscalled force, 12the offspring of will and not of wisdom, of the mortal mind Human power a blind forceand not of the immortal. It is the headlong cataract, the devouring flame, the tempest’s 15breath. It is lightning and hurricane, all that is selfish, wicked, dishonest, and impure.

    Moral and spiritual might belong to Spirit, who holds 18the “wind in His fists;” and this teaching accords with The one real powerScience and harmony. In Science, you can have no power opposed to God, and the physi21cal senses must give up their false testimony. Your influence for good depends upon the weight you throw into the right scale. The good you do and embody gives you 24the only power obtainable. Evil is not power. It is a mockery of strength, which erelong betrays its weakness and falls, never to rise.

27    We walk in the footsteps of Truth and Love by following the example of our Master in the understanding of divine metaphysics. Christianity is the basis of true heal30ing. Whatever holds human thought in line with unselfed love, receives directly the divine power.

    I was called to visit Mr. Clark in Lynn, who had been 193 193:1confined to his bed six months with hip-disease, caused by a fall upon a wooden spike when quite a boy. On enter3Mind cures hip-diseaseing the house I met his physician, who said that the patient was dying. The physician had just probed the ulcer on the hip, and said the bone was carious 6for several inches. He even showed me the probe, which had on it the evidence of this condition of the bone. The doctor went out. Mr. Clark lay with his eyes fixed and 9sightless. The dew of death was on his brow. I went to his bedside. In a few moments his face changed; its death-pallor gave place to a natural hue. The eyelids 12closed gently and the breathing became natural; he was asleep. In about ten minutes he opened his eyes and said: “I feel like a new man. My suffering is all gone.” 15It was between three and four o’clock in the afternoon when this took place.

    I told him to rise, dress himself, and take supper with 18his family. He did so. The next day I saw him in the yard. Since then I have not seen him, but am informed that he went to work in two weeks. The discharge from 21the sore stopped, and the sore was healed. The diseased condition had continued there ever since the injury was received in boyhood.

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