Brian's challenge

Brian was going to a new school. He liked school and was looking forward to the first day. He was ten. Two days before school opened, something happened that challenged Brian's trust in God and in Christian Science.

Just as his family was starting out for a walk, a bee stung his face—right beside his eye. He continued walking, even though it hurt. Brian understood that the bee had been frightened by bumping into him and that stinging was supposed to be its protection. But he and his mom talked about the impossibility of one of God's ideas hurting another.

By the time they got home Brian's face had stopped hurting, but it was beginning to puff up. He was asked not to look at himself in the mirror. He'd had other healings and knew he needed to look away from the problem—to see himself as God made him. It was this way of seeing that enabled Christ Jesus to heal.

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The day I healed
April 16, 1979

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