For several years our son had been plagued with warts on his...

For several years our son had been plagued with warts on his hands. Every so often a new one would develop. As the school year came to an end (he was in second grade), yet another wart appeared, this time on his face. Occasionally I would overhear a well-meaning friend of our son's ask him why he didn't put medicine on his hands to get rid of the warts. Each time I would silently affirm that warts were not included in God's spiritual creation and therefore could not touch our son's real being.

As our family began preparing for a three-month stay in another part of the country, my husband and I included this important item on our list of things to do: to pray earnestly to see our son as God has created him—free of imperfections.

In helping our son, I directed his attention to his true spiritual nature and encouraged him to work each week with the Bible Lesson outlined in the Christian Science Quarterly. When I studied the lesson, I chose specific passages that were most meaningful to me and realized that their healing message was true for our son. I also chose one of these passages each week for our son to memorize and try to put into practice throughout the week.

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June 29, 1987

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