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Art thou in health, my brother? — 2 Samuel.

Why art thou cast down, O my Soul,
And why art thou disquieted within me?
Hope thou in God; for I shall yet praise Him,
Who is the health of my countenance and my God. — Psalms.

Sickness and sorrow, pain nor death,
Are felt and feared no more. — Old Hymn.

IF you can fix Truth more strongly in their thoughts thereby, and your patients are prepared for it, you may explain Christian Science to them; but not too soon, lest you array the mind against its own interests by casting pearls before swine. If the case is that of a young child or an infant, it needs to be met mainly through the parents, silent or audibly, on the strictest rules of Christian Science. The Scientist knows there can be no hereditary disease, since matter cannot transmit good or evil intelligence to man, and Mind produces no pain in matter.

Disease is the false object before the senses. This falsity you have to destroy. It is a belief and error, that claims the reality of Truth; but Truth brings harmony, not discord. Life is perpetual, and never changes into death. Matter and disease cannot destroy Life. Neither do sin, sickness, and death reflect God, “in