The tears caught me by surprise. I’d been so pumped for the new school year and my classes, but on Monday morning my throat hurt and I felt a chill as I was getting dressed for the day.
“I can’t wait to go college,” my friend told me. “Then I can do whatever I want.
This past summer I had the wonderful opportunity to go to Grenada on a trip with other teenagers who are Christian Scientists. It was an amazing experience! I felt so surrounded by divine Love everywhere I went, and I had many healing experiences throughout the trip.
We read in the Bible that when Jesus was arrested, Simon Peter, who was present and had a sword, drew it and cut off the ear of Malchus, the servant of the high priest. Then Jesus said to Peter, “Put up thy sword into the sheath” (see John 18:1–11 ).
In Sunday School earlier this year we were sharing things that had inspired us, and I heard myself saying, “Mary Baker Eddy is secretly fabulous!”—“fabulous” as in extraordinary, good, and wonderful. The teacher smiled and asked me to say more about what I meant by that.
It’s easy to think that we know ourselves better than anyone else knows us. However, over the past year or so, I’ve learned that God knows each and every one of us better than we know ourselves.
When I was 16, I had a couple of different healings that deepened my understanding of Christian Science. The first happened toward the end of my junior spring, during softball season.
Throughout my life I have had many opportunities to learn and grow in Christian Science by reading and praying alone, but I’ve also found that there’s a lot to be learned from sharing concepts and spiritual ideas with others. This was the case last summer, when I spent several months as a counselor-in-training [CIT] at a summer camp for Christian Scientists.
For a couple of years I had warts all over my hands. I was very bothered by them to the point of sitting on my hands or keeping them folded up in my lap.
I had a healing! It’s one that I’m so grateful for. What came to me was a desire to praise God and to see His full expression in myself and everyone around me.