Skin growth dissolved

Two summers ago, a small growth on my shoulder suddenly became greatly enlarged and alarming in appearance. I began to think carefully about the clothing I wore, to be sure the area remained out of view.

I’ve always relied on prayer—spiritual treatment—for my health needs, and I’ve been satisfied with the results. But at first spiritual treatment was a struggle in this situation, because the growth seemed so obvious. However, as I persisted, a sentence from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy became the simple, powerful foundation of my treatment. It points to the flawless nature of God’s spiritual creation and explains that the truth of what God has created has the effect of removing the appearance of what God didn’t create. The sentence reads, “A spiritual idea has not a single element of error, and this truth removes properly whatever is offensive” (p. 463).

Spiritual reality isn’t the same as what we see with our senses. Spiritual reality is composed of spiritual ideas. For example, if I were to describe someone I love, I would probably list their good qualities, rather than physical attributes—like, I love my children’s intelligence and sense of humor. All good qualities have their origin in God, who is wholly good. God’s creation is spiritual and perfect, like God is. His creation is without mistakes or faults. 

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