Healing in the mountains

While I was growing up, my family and I would frequently visit Colorado Springs, Colorado. During those high-altitude trips, I would always get sore throats that would last until we left. The sore throats would make it uncomfortable for me to sleep, eat, talk, and be active with my family. 

On my most recent visit two summers ago, I was taking a drive up into the mountains doing some sightseeing. As I was coming down the mountain, my throat suddenly began to feel sore. My first thought was “Oh great, a sore …,” but just before I got to the “throat” part, the thought came to mind, “Don’t give it power; that’s quackery.”

During a study of Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, I’d come across the word quackery. Mary Baker Eddy states, “It is mental quackery to make disease a reality—to hold it as something seen and felt—and then to attempt its cure through Mind” (p. 395). “Mental quackery” made me think. I was going to label my condition as “a sore throat” and make it a reality without even thinking about God’s power to heal.

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