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Protected from chicken pox
When my four children were ages two through seven, they played every day with their four friends who lived across the hall from us. The neighbor children all came down with chicken pox, and their father remarked that he was expecting that my children would soon catch it, too.
But I understood from my study of Christian Science that contagion is not inevitable. Mary Baker Eddy writes in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, “We weep because others weep, we yawn because they yawn, and we have smallpox because others have it; but mortal mind, not matter, contains and carries the infection” (p. 153).
This book explains that fear causes disease, and that the removal of fear is the first step in healing disease. So I was learning that because contagion is mental, I should not entertain in thought fear of anything I did not want to experience or witness in my family.
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