‘I became conscious only of harmony’

Reprinted from Le Héraut de la Science Chrétienne, the French edition of The Herald of Christian Science

For a time, I would start sneezing after sweeping the house or after coming into contact with dust. A few hours later I would feel the symptoms of an oncoming cold. I began to think that dust was dangerous and that I was allergic to it.

Deep down I couldn’t accept this. Of all the ways I helped my mother, cleaning the house was one of my favorites. But I decided to abstain from this activity and leave it to my sisters. Well, one week, my sisters had to study for exams and were relieved of all housework.

I therefore had to do what I had avoided up to then, but I took precautions. I wore a cloth across my nose when I dusted the furniture. I thought dust was bad. I’ve learned since then that evil is not a person or a thing, but the incorrect thought that one can be the victim of a material element such as dust.

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From the Editors
Righteous rebellion
January 10, 2011

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