Sunday School and healing

Growing up,  I was a regular student in a Christian Science Sunday School. Today, many of the lessons from those weekly classes remain with me and provide inspiration and reassurance. 

When I was nine or ten, I spent much of my summer at my grandparents’ house, where my grandmother taught me how to sew and knit. One day we were working in her sewing room, and I accidentally dropped a needle on the floor and promptly stepped on it, driving it into the ball of my foot.

Despite her best efforts, my grandmother was unable to pull it from my foot; it was stuck. My Sunday School teacher had recently asked us to memorize this statement from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy: “Truth is God’s remedy for error of every kind, and Truth destroys only what is untrue” (pp. 142–143). That said to me that the needle did not belong in my foot, and that Truth could destroy the untrue evidence of a foot with a needle in it. I mentally replaced the word “destroys” in the quote with “removes.”

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March 21, 2022

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