Skin spots disappear

Originally published in Le Heraut de la Christian Science

At one time I went through a lot of trials. My family, my work, and my church placed many demands on me. During this period, spots began to appear on my upper body, my neck, my chest, and then on my hands.

At first I didn't pay any attention to them because I was very absorbed by everything else. Then I began to pray to obtain a healing, but, in spite of my prayers, these spots remained visible for years. In fact, the affected area became larger. This didn't disturb me, because it wasn't a painful condition. But I wanted to be healed, and my husband was very bothered by the situation.

After persevering in prayer, I asked God, our Father, to show me what I needed to understand. This time I really expected an answer, and I was ready to listen to Him (previously, I had been preoccupied by thinking of those around me, and I hadn't left the time free for the ideas communicated to me by God). This passage from Science and Healthparticularly caught my attention: "There is no disease. When the supposed suffering is gone from mortal mind, there can be no pain; and when the fear is destroyed, the inflammation will subside" (p. 421). I saw a connection between these ideas and what I was experiencing. I realized that I should, in thought, detach all images of suffering, defeats, the problems of those around me, and attach myself to Him whose purpose was happiness, peace, safety for all His children. So I became more aware of my actions, my thoughts and of what went on around me. I realized that it is important to take the time to work out one's own salvation so that many others may benefit from this work as well.

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Clearing the air
September 22, 2003

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