Scalded hand quickly healed

Recently, while in the kitchen, I inadvertently poured boiling hot water from a teapot over my hand and wrist. The pain was intense. As I placed the teapot back on the stove and cleaned up the countertop, I didn’t take time to look at the hand. Following the cleanup, I made a conscious effort to continue to avoid looking at the hand because I didn’t want to focus on what had happened. 

It was a mighty struggle to not be drawn in by the problem, but I had help. In that week’s Christian Science Bible Lesson (found in the Christian Science Quarterly and consisting of passages from the Bible and from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy) was this statement from Science and Health: “Neither age nor accident can interfere with the senses of Soul, and there are no other real senses” (p. 214). 

That prompted me to reason this way: Christian Science teaches that the so-called material senses are liars. They don’t convey to us the truth of our being—that we are wholly spiritual, created by God, and intact. I was being tempted to pay attention to the material senses of touch and sight that gave evidence of scalded flesh. I refused to comply and instead held to the spiritual fact of my perfect, unscalded being as an idea of God, divine Mind. Interestingly, at one point right after the spill, I had put my hand under cold water from a faucet, and although this temporarily relieved the burning sensation, I stopped and thought, “Wait; this is just a variation on the belief that material conditions—in this case, temperature—can affect my genuine well-being.” 

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