Reprinted from Kristen Ventenskaps Härold (Herald of Christian Science, Swedish edition)

One morning, as I woke up, I felt an intense pain in one of my eyes, and tears began to run. I was surprised and upset, and at first I did not know what to do. But as a Christian Scientist, I knew that I could pray.

Then the thought came to read the answer to the question "what is man?" in the book Science and Health. It reads in part: "Man is not matter; he is not made up of brain, blood, bones, and other material elements. The Scriptures inform us that man is made in the image and likeness of God. Matter is not that likeness. The likeness of Spirit cannot be so unlike Spirit. Man is spiritual and perfect; and because he is spiritual and perfect, he must be so understood in Christian Science" (p. 475).

It was difficult to read with just one eye functioning, but I read carefully, line by line. I affirmed that my true being did not consist of brain, blood, bones, or of the different parts of the physical eye. I knew this was true. I acknowledged that my identity, my true selfhood, was not material but wholly spiritual, and that sight was therefore not dependent on these material parts. As a child of God, I was the image of God, who is Love.

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Testimony of Healing
September 21, 2009

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