No aftereffects from scalding

My neighborhood was putting on a progressive dinner, in which different hosts each invite neighbors for one course of a meal and guests proceed from one house to the next. Neighbors were coming to my house for a bowl of chili, so I had prepared an enormous kettleful on the stove. It was still simmering as I ladled out portions for guests. 

When I became distracted by one of my neighbors, I ladled chili straight from the simmering pot onto my hand. The pain was intense, and the neighbor who was speaking with me was solicitous in wanting to check on my hand and put it under cold water. I said I was all right and immediately began to pray silently while I wiped off my hand. The neighbor proceeded to wipe up the stove and floor with a napkin and persisted in wanting to do something for me. In spite of the pain, I knew I could rely on prayer to help me, so I assured my guest I was all right. She then joined the remaining guests. 

A week prior to this incident, these words had suddenly come to me after I had been praying and studying the Bible and the writings of Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science: “Citizens of the world, accept the ‘glorious liberty of the children of God,’ and be free! This is your divine right.” I recognized this as a passage from Mrs. Eddy’s book Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures (p. 227). I found this to be such an uplifting promise—the right to be free. And at that neighborhood gathering I remembered this passage and recognized that I could seek liberty from any effects from scalding.

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