herefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake. — 2 Cor. xii. 10.
Go to the bedside of pain, and there you can demonstrate the triumph of good that has pleasure in infirmities; because it illustrates through the flesh the divine power of Spirit, and reaches the basis of all supposed miracles; whereby the sweet harmonies of Christian Science are found to correct the discords of sense, and to lift man’s being into the sunlight of Soul.
“The chamber where the good man meets his fate
is privileged beyond the walks of common life,
Quite on the verge of heaven.” (Eddy, Mary Baker, Miscellaneous Writings, p.201-202:30-7)