‘Cold is for ice cream’

Since I was five I have regularly attended the Christian Science Sunday School. I love the way Sunday School teachers help us to understand our relationship to God and to know God’s care for us. Christian Science has helped me with every problem I have faced.

One day a few years ago, I became very uncomfortable with what seemed like a cold. I called a Christian Science practitioner and told her about how I didn’t feel well. She lovingly agreed to pray for me and shared the following lines written by Mary Baker Eddy: “If a cold could get into the body without the assent of mind, nature would take it out as gently, or let it remain as harmlessly, as it takes the frost out of the ground or puts it into the ice-cream to the satisfaction of all” (Miscellaneous Writings 1883–1896, p. 240).

She explained to me that cold is for ice cream, not for body. I laughed! I could see that this belief called cold could not touch me because I am a spiritual idea, created by God to be healthy and free. The next day all the cold symptoms were gone. 

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