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From the January 1947 issue of The Christian Science Journal

"WHEN you handle error, don't put a handle on it." This sage counsel of a Christian Scientist has been most helpful to the writer. It reminds him of the inability of error to sustain itself.

Christian Science shows us that the effective way to handle error is to refuse to have anything to do with it as reality; to refuse to ponder its origin; to make a void of it, but not to avoid it. Mary Baker Eddy tells us in "Miscellaneous Writings" (p. 334), "You must find error to be nothing: then, and only then, do you handle it in Science." Then we need not battle with it, but in each instance calmly and incisively know its nothingness, and thus rid our consciousness of it once and for all.

One of the longest handles put on error is the mistaken belief that it has a cause. It has none. Despite any seeming entrenchment, duration, or aggressiveness, error is "the curse causeless" (Prov. 26:2). All things are possible to Truth; therefore, all things are impossible to error. It can neither sow the wind nor reap the whirlwind. Error can do nothing, because it is nothing. So, we cannot make error nothing, because it already is nothing. All we need to do is to demonstrate its nothingness by realizing the allness of God, good.

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