I have received many blessings in Christian Science, and I should...

I have received many blessings in Christian Science, and I should like to relate the healing of a wasp sting.

Late one afternoon at the office I was busily engaged at my desk when I suddenly felt a stinging sensation on my ear. Thinking it was a pinching earring, I reached remove it. My hand touched something soft and furry, and the stinging increased. Previously, a dear practitioner had told me that if suddenly confronted with a physical pain one should not say, "Ouch," but rather, "No," and explained that it is easier to prevent error from taking possession of one's consciousness than it is to eject it after it has entered. Recalling this, I cried out, "No!" as I brushed a large wasp from my ear.

January 21, 1967
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