“We weep because others weep, we yawn because they yawn, and we have smallpox because others have it; but mortal mind, not matter, contains and carries the infection. When this mental contagion is understood, we shall be more careful of our mental conditions, and we shall avoid loquacious tattling about disease, as we would avoid advocating crime.”
Fear of infection is a common concern these days in face of the pandemic, but we are not helpless to defend ourselves from infection. Clear spiritual thinking can ward it off.
As Eddy points out above, infection is carried in mortal mind, not in matter. Infections don’t happen materially. They happen mentally. When this fact is understood, we can more effectively protect ourselves from infection by watching our consciousness and keeping out any belief or fear we do not wish to manifest.
This is good news! We are not helpless. We are not vulnerable to whatever comes our way. We have spiritual defenses to protect ourselves from unwanted invaders and to keep our health intact.
We live in a universe of divine Mind, where God is in control creating conditions of health and harmony for us to enjoy. This atmosphere of Love is discernible and demonstrable to spiritual sense.
As a child of God, you have spiritual sense. Be sure to use it!
Be a responsible thinker today. Agree with God’s omnipresence and disagree with any suggestions to the contrary. Kick out unwanted mental intruders and stay healthy.