Depression healed

A number of years ago, while working late, I was hit by a deep sense of depression. This condition had come and gone in the past, but it seemed particularly severe in this case. After a period of enduring, if not indulging, the challenge, I found myself thinking about Jesus’ “great commandment”: “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind” (Matthew 22:37, 38).

I noticed that the commandment included three of the seven synonyms for God given on page 587 of Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy—Love, Soul, and Mind—and decided to pray with the passage in relation to those synonyms.

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