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A case of mental surgery

From the May 2014 issue of The Christian Science Journal

A few winters ago, I began to notice some discomfort in my right foot nearly every day as I strapped on heavy-duty boots and made my way through snowy Boston to work. I didn’t think a whole lot about it at first, chalking up the discomfort to my boots, thinking that maybe I had laced them too tightly. But one day in early spring, after the snow had begun to melt and I was no longer wearing the boots, there was a searing pain in my foot. It made me question whether I should or could even walk. 

I realized that I needed to stop and pray about the condition right away. I’ve learned in my study and practice of Christian Science that it is vital to recognize that error—any discordant situation—has in reality no part of our lives because God did not create it. The condition with my foot certainly was no exception.  

I began praying with “the scientific statement of being” in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy (see p. 468). This helped me to affirm the allness of God and my unbroken completeness as part of God’s creation. 

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