Some years ago in my work I was required to read prices on...

Some years ago in my work I was required to read prices on small tags that were often in large amounts of money. I found I could not always read the numbers. Wishing to avoid making mistakes, I went to an optometrist and was told to expect to wear eyeglasses, because of my advancing years.

Later, at home, I realized my desire as a student of Christian Science to look to Spirit instead of matter for help. I spent much time studying Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy and reading her other writings—focusing on what she about "eyes" and "age." My thought became so spiritually uplifted, I did not need the glasses.

Several years later I retired and moved to Florida. There I found it was necessary to take an eye test in order to transfer my driver's license. I reasoned that I had seen proof that my sight is truly spiritual. How could a material test change that? I took the eye examination, feeling the calm assurance of God's ever-presence and man's unity with Him as His reflection, and I passed with no difficulty. On page 586 of Science and Health the definition of "eyes" is clearly set forth. It begins with these words: "Spiritual discernment,—not material but mental."

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October 24, 1977

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