One morning I woke with severe pains in both knees

One morning I woke with severe pains in both knees. I prayed earnestly. As I was living alone at the time, I continued my duties as best I could. But after a few weeks with no relief, I called for prayerful help from a Christian Science practitioner. As I recall, she listened attentively but said very little. She did pray for me, and the next day there was decided improvement.

I myself researched statements on movement from Science and Health, and found passages on pages 283 and 514 especially helpful. I also found inspiration in Hymn 139, which begins, "I walk with Love along the way, ..." (Christian Science Hymnal). I continued to make progress until, in less than a week, I was completely free.

The lesson I could learn from this experience became clear to me: I had been harboring thoughts of resentment and pride in a relationship that had shown little promise from the beginning. I had been believing that an injustice was being done to me and could cause me harm. This of course was not based on spiritual fact, but on the belief that evil is real and has power. With that clear insight I resolved never to allow such thoughts of evil to lodge in my consciousness again. I felt the power of the divine Love that is God, alone governing me and everyone.

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