What I’m learning about contagion

It always happened like this: A family member or friend had a cold, and then I had a cold. It seemed almost inevitable. 

However, from the time I was little, I had been learning something different in the Christian Science Sunday School. I’d been learning that the thought “They are sick, and now I will be, too,” wasn’t one I had to go along with. I’d been taught that God is good and all-powerful and takes care of our health. Also, He made us spiritual, which means we’re protected from contagion or illness because something spiritual can’t be sick. 

So I finally decided that enough was enough. I made the commitment to challenge the suggestion that contagion is something I can’t do anything about, affirming that God is really in control of my health (and my friends’ and family’s health).

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