Flu symptoms gone

Several months ago, I came down with the flu. I called my Christian Science teacher to help me through prayer and asked her why I felt the disease was so real. She said that rather than listening to mortal mind, I could know that in actuality I am one with divine Mind. I recovered quickly.

However, only a few weeks later, I again came down with the same symptoms—and this time they were much more serious. As I prayed, I looked up the words suffering and suffer in the writings of Mary Baker Eddy, the author of Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures. One citation that I found came from the chapter titled “Physiology.” It reads: “Mortal mind alone suffers,—not because a law of matter has been transgressed, but because a law of this so-called mind has been disobeyed” (p. 184). To me, this confirmed what my teacher had said the first time I called for help, and now—by turning more wholeheartedly from the physical complaint to spiritual truths—I could understand what she meant even more clearly. Nevertheless, the symptoms lingered. 

I called my teacher again, and she asked me if I needed to forgive anyone. She had already helped me a year ago with an inharmonious situation involving my being dismissed from my job. I told her I was sure I had forgiven everyone, and she reminded me that it is God’s will, not mine, which is done (see Luke 22:42). She had often said that it is God who sees the entire picture—so I knew I had to begin to trust God by doing His will, and that this will certainly included forgiveness. After all, to feel harmed by others is to miss the understanding that we cannot lose anything God supplies.

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Testimony of Healing
Freedom from stomach distress
March 11, 2013

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