“Right and wrong, truth and error, will be at strife in the minds of students, until victory rests on the side of invincible truth.”
To succeed with healing prayer, it’s important to know the difference between truth and error.
Truth is good, God. It’s all the real and eternal.
Error is that which is unlike God. It’s all the unreal and temporal.
Truth is around forever.
Error is a fleeting experience of the human mortal mind. Disease, suffering, pain, want, despair, hate, and their kin, are error. They can be healed and dissolved.
When faced with disease, lack, or conflict, the human experience appears to be one of strife between truth and error. It feels like evil battling good, and one is trying to gain the upper hand.
To win on the side of good, we want to mentally side with all the good, with God’s presence, with God’s truth.
To side with God, we can’t be simultaneously agreeing with error. If we argue, “This disease is real,” for instance, it will be tough to feel the presence of health.
So, side with the good. Side with health, peace, harmony, and a knowledge of God in control.
Be honest with your thoughts. Are you agreeing with error or truth? Is your point of view solidly on the side of God’s omnipresence and omnipotence? If so, you’re standing on the winning side.
As you agree with spiritual reality and disagree with error, your experience will settle into more peace and comfort with God.
“Speak the truth to every form of error,” (Science and Health, p. 418), Eddy wrote. Just like you would speak the truth to a person telling a lie in front of you, speak the truth to any error trying to knock on the front door of your thought. Shut it down with truth and stay free.
Side with Truth, God’s truth, and win!