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“Oh, no!” can bring healing

From the March 2023 issue of The Christian Science Journal


Have you ever thought that the two simple words “Oh, no!” with a God-inspired thought behind them can prepare the way for healing? Well, they can!

Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy has this to say about successfully overcoming challenges: “Suffering is no less a mental condition than is enjoyment. You cause bodily sufferings and increase them by admitting their reality and continuance, as directly as you enhance your joys by believing them to be real and continuous” (p. 397).

Recently, while I was participating in an aerobics class, my foot and knee started hurting. I thought that I should stop exercising, but then immediately protested in thought, “Oh no! Oh no!” This wasn’t with a sense of dread or willfulness, but with conviction and certainty of the continuity and reality of only good, and of my spiritual heritage as God’s child. I had been affirming during this class that God’s activity was evident in all the participants’ lives, so we could express only strength and unimpaired movement. And I was going to confidently stand on that idea! I continued with the aerobics class and completely forgot about the problem.

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