Mrs. Eddy says (Science and Health, p. 368),...

Mrs. Eddy says (Science and Health, p. 368), "When fear disappears, the foundation of disease is gone." I have proved this.

At one time I had a friend in my dormitory who had an operation to have a malignant lump removed from her breast. I expressed sympathy for her, but did not deny the reality of the condition in my own thought. Within a few days I manifested the same symptoms. I was so frightened that I could not even declare the simplest truths I had learned in Christian Science. I called a young man, a Christian Scientist I was dating (who is now my husband), and confided in him. He quickly pointed out that fear causes disease. We have only to realize the fullness of God's love for every one of His children to banish the sense of intruding fear. The healing was instantaneous and permanent.

A similar experience occurred later with my son, which showed the importance of guarding every thought and admitting only angel thoughts, which come from God. I had been discussing the problems of pollution with a friend. We had dwelt at length on disastrous situations involving smog-filled air, unsanitary waste disposal, and tainted food. Later that day our infant son seemed to develop an abnormal skin condition. It was not until the next day, after much mental searching, that I realized what type of thoughts I had been entertaining. I immediately reversed the suggestion that an idea of God can be tainted. As His pure ideas we all dwell in the universe of Mind and express only His holy and chaste thoughts. Since man, in God's sight, is pure, he is free and innocent of carnal tendencies. The whole of material pollution is merely a lie about man's purity. The next time the baby's clothes were changed I saw the condition was gone.

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Words of Current Interest
February 16, 1974

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