Immunity to Contagious Disease

"I have come to the conclusion," said a new student of Christian Science, "that I never need be ill again." This man had been studying Science and Health assiduously. He was impressed by the logic of its reasoning from the basis of the allness of God, the divine Mind, and had caught the vision of this book's author, Mrs. Eddy. He had glimpsed why she writes, "When we wake to the truth of being, all disease, pain, weakness, weariness, sorrow, sin, death, will be unknown, and the mortal dream will forever cease." Science and Health, pp. 218, 219;

Christian Science does offer mankind immunity to all mortal discord. It maintains that everyone can be free from the fear of contracting even those diseases that are said to be the most infectious and contagious. But it explains that for human beings there is a price tag to this immunity: constant effort to awaken to the truth of God's allness, and mental watchfulness to ensure that one stays awake to the implications of this vision. We must keep constant guard over human consciousness to make certain that we acknowledge as real only the perfection of God's universe, and we must reject every presumptuous mortal belief that disease is a legitimate condition of the body and has a material cause and a capacity to communicate itself through physical contact.

February 26, 1972

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