Two years ago I lost the hearing in my left ear

Two years ago I lost the hearing in my left ear. Conversations became difficult, embarrassing. This condition caused me to avoid people. I ceased driving my car and found my activities greatly limited. Friends and relatives observed all of this and urged me to seek medical help and advised the use of mechanical hearing aids, saying, "You are eighty-two years of age and can't expect to regain your hearing." I thanked them. I knew they loved me and meant well.

I did not take their advice but sought help in Christian Science instead of medical attention. This was done without fear. I knew I had to deal with a false material belief, human error, mortal mind, mythology. Mortal mind argued that I had become senile and the material sense had become useless. I realized this was error appearing and evil speaking. I denied the false claim because I knew Mind, omnipotence, had given man dominion over all evil and error, and that this dominion was a part of my life. Our true senses are spiritual and not material. Evil's claim of power over man is a lie not to be accepted.

To support and sustain my position by divine law, I turned to Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy and found the answer and divine law (supreme law) applicable. I read page 486, line 23, to the end of the paragraph. The opening sentences read: "Sight, hearing, all the spiritual senses of man, are eternal. They cannot be lost. Their reality and immortality are in Spirit and understanding, not in matter,—hence their permanence." Under God's law the falsity of the claim was uncovered, shown to be void and powerless.

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