When I was in college, I had many opportunities to rely on...

When I was in college, I had many opportunities to rely on Christian Science. I'd like to share some of these experiences in the hope that they will help others. For part of my freshman year I had my own room in the dormitory. It was a great place to read the Bible Lesson (found in the Christian Science Quarterly), which I did every morning.

One Saturday morning, I woke to find that I could not hear anything with my left ear. At first I was tempted to be very alarmed, but almost immediately I decided not to be afraid. I knew that deafness couldn't be God's plan for me, but rather that spiritual growth was. Since I didn't have anything pressing to do that day, I decided to spend the whole day praying and studying the Bible and Mrs. Eddy's writings. I used Concordances to look up references about hearing and the senses of Spirit. Mrs. Eddy writes in Science and Health: "Sound is a mental impression made on mortal belief. The ear does not really hear. Divine Science reveals sound as communicated through the senses of Soul—through spiritual understanding" (p. 213).

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December 23, 1996
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