A few years ago, I had a painful condition in the upper part of my mouth. At first, I thought it might be an allergic reaction. Later, someone suggested it might be a much more serious disease. I was gripped with fear.
As a student of Christian Science, I knew I needed to see through this mirage, since it was not something God had made. I asked myself whether I was seeing the truth of man—God’s creation, which includes me. The Bible says, “Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” (John 8:32). And in Genesis, chapter 1: “God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. . . . So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him. . . . And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good” (verses 26, 27, 31).
I called a Christian Science practitioner to pray for me. The practitioner said she wasn’t impressed with the serious condition the friend had suggested. That halted my focus on the physical symptoms. She shared many truths that strengthened me and pointed the way for me. Then I asked myself, “Didn’t God make man, everyone, all good, to express Him?” That being the case, who we really are must be whole and complete, needing nothing added or taken away.