Ideas and experiences from our church members
Okay. I am perfectly willing to say that sickness is evil, a bad thing. It should never be normal. Not something to have and keep, for sure! In our Bible Lesson on Truth (for January 28), we see that Truth is a synonym for God, and Truth is all there is. And that God never made evil. So what about when I feel as sick as I did the other day?
In our world full of opinions, misunderstandings, etc., it seems that truth and error, God and evil, at best coexist. But Mary Baker Eddy wrote in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures: “If sickness is true or the idea of Truth, you cannot destroy sickness, and it would be absurd to try. Then classify sickness and error as our Master [Christ Jesus] did, when he spoke of the sick, ‘whom Satan hath bound,’ and find a sovereign antidote for error in the life-giving power of Truth acting on human belief, a power which opens the prison doors to such as are bound, and sets the captive free physically and morally.”
I found myself very intrigued by the idea that if God Truth, then Truth must be everywhere, in every place, in every situation, in every circumstance, for every person. Even more, Truth eliminates lies, errors, and yes, evil itself. Simply by being what it is. This didn’t fit with what I was feeling, yet something rang deeply true about it so I went with it. I mentally put down the sickness as being a lie and having power over me. Because it doesn’t belong to Truth.
And now I am completely well!
Other pages that inspire us
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