Watching Point 393
From 500 Watching Points by Gilbert Carpenter
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393 — WATCH lest you call yourself sick, merely because material sense says you are. If you are going through an experience in which you manifest symptoms which mortal mind would call disease, but which you do not permit to interfere with your work for God and man, surely you are not sick in God’s sight. Hence you are not sick, and should not admit that you are.
The question to ask yourself is, “Am I so disturbed mentally that I cannot work for God and man?” If you can continue to do God’s work, even though you seem to be under a cloud, you can certainly declare that you are not sick in God’s sight, since He approves of us as long as we are doing His work, and are permitting no clamor of false arguments to prevent us from doing it. Once when Mrs. Eddy seemed to be under a physical cloud, she said, “The world need not jest because I am thus, for I am being disciplined. If I call it sickness, it will be that, but when I understand what it means, it becomes to me what the Scripture saith, “Whom the Lord loveth He chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom He receiveth.”