There is widespread concern about the spread of measles in the United States today. With over 465 cases reported across the country, and the number growing daily, health authorities are on alert to do what they think is necessary to stop the contagion. Christian Scientists can help.
Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer of Christian Science, told us how to stop a contagious outbreak. She wrote, “At a time of contagious disease, Christian Scientists endeavor to rise in consciousness to the true sense of the omnipotence of Life, Truth, and Love, and this great fact in Christian Science realized will stop a contagion” (Miscellany, p. 116).
There is no power greater than God. Measles is no match for Almighty Love. In the omnipresence of Love, measles disappears. It has no sway or influence under the omnipotence of Truth. It is no threat to ever-present Life. When we pray for our community, and know that every child, man and woman is living in the omnipresence of Love, under the reign of Truth, and protected by spiritual Life, our prayers neutralize fear of measles, remove its seeming effect from the collective human consciousness, and restore affected bodies back to health.
Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, gives us specific direction on how to metaphysically neutralize an outbreak. Eddy wrote, “When the condition is present which you say induces disease, whether it be air, exercise, heredity, contagion, or accident, then perform your office as porter and shut out these unhealthy thoughts and fears. Exclude from mortal mind the offending errors; then the body cannot suffer from them” (p. 392).
Whether our local community is affected by the contagion or not, we can pray for everyone’s benefit, to know that our family and neighbors are exposed only to the omnipresence of Love, that spirituality is the most effective immunity from disease known to mankind, and that everyone, as the offspring of Spirit, has this immunity built-in to their being.
No one needs to fear measles. It is not to be ignored, for any fear that would capture attention needs to be addressed, dissolved and removed from consciousness so that there is no bad effect. But the current stream of reports about measles is not scary when we understand and practice God’s omnipresence. We have the spiritual tools we need to reverse those reports, cure measles and restore health and peace across the land.
I invite you to participate in this noble effort and bring an end to this unnecessary error.
“A calm, Christian state of mind is a better preventive of contagion than a drug, or than any other possible sanative method; and the “perfect Love” that “casteth out fear” is a sure defense” (Mary Baker Eddy, Miscellany, p. 229).