Protrusion on hand gone

A couple of years ago, I occasionally noticed that when I would bend my hand forward, a protrusion, perhaps of bone, was apparent beneath the skin. I didn’t know why it looked like that, but as it didn’t hurt, I’d quickly forget about it, and some time would pass before I’d become aware of it again.

Then one morning in early October of that year, I noticed it again, but this time it looked more extreme. I remember thinking that if anyone saw it, they would be shocked. It presented such a graphic image, and at first I thought, “How will I get over this one?”

As I had been feeling overburdened for a while, and now also felt that this problem with my hand was beyond me to solve spiritually, I didn’t try. Instead, I rested in an idea that came to me. It was part of the answer to the question “What is man?” given in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy: “Man is not matter; he is not made up of brain, blood, bones, and other material elements.… Man is idea, the image, of Love; he is not physique” (p. 475). 

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