Severe abdominal pain dissolves

I had been looking forward to my day off from work to finally address a host of important errands. But early in the morning as I walked up the stairs, I felt a sudden sharp pain in my abdomen that seemed as if it might pass quickly, but didn’t. In fact, the pain increased dramatically. A frightening scenario crossed my mind, cued by a similar event recently related by a colleague.

I began to pray silently, declaring God’s allness. But I noticed that rather than feel a sense of calm, my thoughts were racing to find a cause for the pain. I thought maybe it was something I ate, or that my belt was too tight. I also began to wonder if I had somehow harbored fears of a large public talk I was to give in two days. 

Quickly, “the scientific statement of being” from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures came to mind. It says: “There is no life, truth, intelligence, nor substance in matter. All is infinite Mind and its infinite manifestation, for God is All-in-all. Spirit is immortal Truth; matter is mortal error. Spirit is the real and eternal; matter is the unreal and temporal. Spirit is God, and man is His image and likeness. Therefore man is not material; he is spiritual” (Mary Baker Eddy, p. 468). 

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