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No 'secret places'—no dental diagnosis

From the June 2012 issue of The Christian Science Journal


Sometimes it’s so easy to forget that a healing has taken place, as the memory of whatever required healing just vanishes. A passage in a recent Christian Science Bible Lesson on the subject of “Love” reminded me of what I’d been thinking and praying about a week prior to a dental appointment for a regular teeth cleaning. “Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? saith the Lord” (Jeremiah 23:24).

For the past two years, regular appointments had been quick, simple, and positive. But before this, there was a period where harmony was not so obvious. As a Christian Scientist, it became apparent to me that what I needed was to strengthen my understanding of what “man” really reflects, as God’s perfect image and likeness. 

In Science and Health Mary Baker Eddy is adamant in affirming that “our false views of life hide eternal harmony, and produce the ills of which we complain” (p. 62). And that’s exactly what I needed to see—the ills of which I “complained” were no part of God’s view of man. 

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