After turning to Christian Science as a last resort, and...

After turning to Christian Science as a last resort, and receiving the healing, before severing my connection with my former church I listened to a sermon on "Paul's thorn in the flesh." The minister said: "How surprised Paul must have been the first time he prayed to God and was not healed, after he had healed so many himself; and the second time, still no answer; and the third time answered by these words from God: 'My grace is sufficient for thee.' " Then the minister went on to say, "God afflicts man for his growth in righteousness, and gives him grace to bear it."

I could not conceive of Paul doing the works he did with a bodily affliction, and when I reached home I took my Bible and, starting at II Cor. xii. 7, read until I came to Gal. iv. 13, 14, and found these words: "Ye know how through infirmity of the flesh I preached the gospel unto you at the first. And my temptation which [not is] in my flesh ye despised not, nor rejected; but received me as an angel of God, even as Christ Jesus." I closed my Bible convinced that Paul had found God's grace, not sufficient to bear the thorn, but to remove it.

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