In the early month of June my husband attracted my attention to a grape-vine whose leaves, as well as the young clusters of grapes, had turned yellow. "I fear too much water has been poured on its roots and killed it," said he. At once the thoughts came to me: "This vine is a Spiritual Idea. God is its husband man, therefore there can be no blight, no death, or decay." Being a symbol of the inseparable Life of God and man, I repudiated the lie which said: "Material law can kill and blight what God has created."
Unusual activity in other directions caused me for a time to forget all about the incident. When a few weeks later, I looked at it, behold! it stood "with verdure clad," in its natural garb of living green, and bearing fruit after its kind.
Is not this one of the humble beginnings in which "material objects," as Science and Health tells us, "are to be resolved into thought whose substance is Mind"?—and does it not show the need of constantly rebuking error, whether under the guise of seeming imperfection in man, animals, or the vegetable kingdom; thus to hasten the coming of the new heaven and earth?