One of the things I love about Christian Science is the fact...

One of the things I love about Christian Science is the fact that the duration of a difficulty need not affect its "healability." Troubles of long standing can be healed because they have no standing with God.

I have had proof of this with the healings of several chronic difficulties. One of these was the healing of chest aches and pains with which I had struggled for several years. There were times when I would go to bed at night afraid I might not wake up in the morning. Yet I was comforted by the realization that I was forever embraced in the love of our Father-Mother God. I had prayerful help from a Christian Science practitioner for a time, and in my own prayers I diligently claimed that I was truly a perfect, spiritual child of God. Although I didn't seem to make much progress, I'm grateful to say that I was able during this entire time to partake in normal activities.

One day when I was on my way to work on a crowded city bus, a verse from a hymn in the Christian Science Hymnal came to mind. It was as if the words were illuminated in neon lights ten feet tall! The words are:

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