I have had many blessings as a result of spiritual enlightenment...

I have had many blessings as a result of spiritual enlightenment gained through the study of Christian Science. Emotional stress has been calmed and human relationships have been harmonized. Also, divine protection has been evident, and I have had an abundance of everything I need. I credit the demonstration of God's law as taught in Christian Science for this.

When there has been a need for physical healing, usually this need has been met relatively quickly, through my own prayers or with the help of a Christian Science practitioner. Because of the physical freedom I had generally known, it was a surprise to me when symptoms of a rash appeared on my body and did not disappear even after about two weeks of prayer.

I learned many lessons in working out this situation. One of the early lessons was not to be tempted, when faced with a physical discord, to establish a cause or reason for the discord. In my case I was tempted to think that because I had been asked to participate in a meeting that was of importance to me, this discord had come to obstruct my participation and even to obstruct my attendance at the meeting. I called a practitioner, explained my concern, and asked for support through prayer. The time for the meeting came, and I attended and participated. For this I was grateful. Still the physical condition did not yield. In fact, it seemed to become more aggressive.

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December 9, 1985

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