The power of one spiritual idea

I used to think that in order to have a healing, I had to know everything about Christian Science. But a few years ago, I had an experience that changed all that.

I was at a summer camp for Christian Scientists when I came across a passage from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy that begins, “Undisturbed amid the jarring testimony of the material senses …” (p. 306). For some reason, that one little phrase really stuck out to me, and I found myself turning to that idea a lot during the week that followed.

“The material senses” refers to the five physical senses—what we use to perceive the physical world around us. So to me, the passage’s opening words were a reminder that even when we find ourselves in chaotic or challenging circumstances, we can remain unfazed by them simply by understanding that we are actually God’s children, governed by Him and His peace at all times. Often, when we feel overwhelmed by what’s going on around us, it’s natural to think that the only way to find peace is to remove ourselves from the situation. However, I could see from this idea in Science and Health that we can remain in the middle of the chaos and not be impressed by it because we’re more aware of God’s presence than we are of all the problems.

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