"Thank you for the constant flow of spiritual gifts."

"Dreaming of something for nothing?" (January 24) includes the account of the man Jesus healed by the pool of Bethesda, and the interpretation of it is one that is widely accepted. May I share an insight that I had when I was very troubled over an illness of one of my children? This account was in the Christian Science Quarterly Weekly Bible Lesson that week, and I was drawn to it rather against my will, but as I read it over and over; finally the words "while I am coming" (John 5:7) inspired me to rethink my reaction. Suddenly I saw a lesson in persistence. True, this man thought the waters would heal him. But he continued to try to find his healing, and when Jesus came to him, perhaps he finally recognized the Christ and could be healed.

Donna S. Knuth
North Port, Florida

I find no words to tell how marvelous the essay "The moment of the millennium" is (January 24). It teaches precious ways to find joy and happiness—in fact, to find God—now, and preparing for this new millennium. I have made some copies so that others will be able to read it.

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