One of my favorite quotes hangs on the bulletin board in the bakery where I work. It reads, "Nothing gives one so much advantage as to remain cool and unruffled under all circumstances." Every time I read this, it reminds me of what a difference it makes not to react to any provocation. Applying this concept on a spiritual level has brought tangible results to my life.

Shortly after getting married this past fall and moving to a new city, I noticed an itchy rash developing on my body. I thought nothing of it at first, assuming it would go away in time. But after a few days, the itchiness had intensified to a point where it was difficult for me to focus on my other activities. I found myself constantly wondering if the physical situation was serious or what it was called, and I felt annoyed that it kept getting worse. I'd been healed through Christian Science in the past, and I was confident that prayer would bring healing again, but I couldn't seem to find any peace about this situation.

The condition continued to worsen, until one night I woke up unable to sleep as a result of the itchiness. I got up and called a Christian Science practitioner for help. I told her of my frustration with the irritation and the fact that it wouldn't go away. She replied that to get frustrated with any problem is to recognize it as another power apart from God.

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Testimony of Healing
May 10, 2010

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