Overcoming resistance brings healing

I had traveled to Boston from New York to attend the Annual Meeting of The Mother Church and the related activities of the preceding weekend. This trip had felt entirely God-directed and was especially meaningful to me, as it represented a major step of progress in my spiritual growth and practice of Christian Science. 

I had been quietly cherishing this trip for months in advance and throughout the weekend. But there were some challenges. I chuckled to myself that the unofficial theme of my weekend was “overcoming resistance,” which came repeatedly in the form of self-condemnation and doubt. It started before I even got on the train, with the thought “Maybe I shouldn’t go.” And throughout the weekend I continued to struggle with thoughts such as “I’m not doing enough to contribute to this Cause. I’m not worthy of being here.” 

Then, on the morning of the meeting, I noticed that the entire white portion of one of my eyes was bright red. Immediately and without hesitation, I took a firm stand in my thinking: I would not be fearful, or impressed with the picture in the mirror. I would not look at my eye or worry about my vision. Instead, I thought, “What is it that sees? God sees.” And I knew that God, being all good, sees only good—health and harmony.

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In the only, now and always
October 21, 2019

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