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There is only one remedy—to hold fast to the eternal image of man, but this eternal image is a thing that men cannot simply excogitate, for it is not of their making. Nor is there any means of holding fast in the mind this image, or of seeing it with any clarity, unless people truly believe that man has been created—potentially—in the image of God, and that he has his place in a definite ordering of the world—even though that ordering has been disturbed. The leverage cannot be applied from without, neither can it be applied to the generality. It can only be applied within people themselves. Renewal can, however, only be attempted, when the condition is recognized as being definitely one of disease, where people are clearly suffering under that condition and are ashamed that man should thus be degraded from his rightful place, and when, because of that, they are nigh to despair.