In April 2021 when restrictions had been lifted but there was much in the news about a second wave of Covid-19, my father became ill with the coronavirus. He was admitted to the hospital, and all our family members in our home, including my wife and me, were to be tested per government guidelines.
Before going for tests, my wife and I contacted a Christian Science practitioner to put down the fear we were feeling. In my office and among friends, many families were facing Covid symptoms and the newspapers were full of such news. A day later my mother and I also tested positive with Covid, but my wife never did. Per government regulations we isolated ourselves in separate rooms in our home. Prescribed medicines were brought to me, but I decided to depend on Christian Science treatment, as I’ve had countless healings through prayer since being introduced to Christian Science in 2007.
I was determined to understand the truth of perfect God and perfect man, and the consequent nothingness of disease. The practitioner prayed for me and gave me a favorite citation to read and pray with. It is from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy and says, “It is well to be calm in sickness; to be hopeful is still better; but to understand that sickness is not real and that Truth can destroy its seeming reality, is best of all, for this understanding is the universal and perfect remedy” (pp. 393–394).