'What is God telling me?'

That's the question I pray I'll always ask myself, when tempted to check bodily conditions or statistics to determine my well-being. Listening for the voice of a loving God is the "diagnosis" Christian Science has taught me to seek in health, as well as in moments of pain, illness, or fear. Praying for His assessment of my condition arms me with the conviction that because I'm His expression, physical and mental health are constant facts of my existence.

Society's perspectives have shifted. It's no longer a question of if you get ill, but of when you get ill. It's not about "Do you have a doctor," but instead "Call your doctor." A recent New York Times article discussed "What's Making Us Sick Is an Epidemic of Diagnoses" (January 2, 2007). And this has been pushing me to reckon with the fact that, for so many people, medical diagnoses are the norm, requested or not.

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