PET'S INJURED EYE RESTORED TO NORMAL

One evening, a number of years ago, our cat appeared at the back door, obviously in need of immediate help. A neighborhood dog had attacked and mauled him, leaving one of his eyes severely lacerated. We took him to a veterinarian to have the wound properly cleaned. The vet felt certain that the vision in that eye would be lost; he simply recommended that we give the cat gentle care while the wound healed on its own. Eventually, he predicted, we would have a healthy, one-eyed cat.

I am a lifelong student of Christian Science, and so it was natural for me to immediately challenge the verdict that he would inevitably lose use of one eye. I remembered a statement by Mary Baker Eddy in Science and Health: "God is the Life, or intelligence, which forms and preserves the individuality and identity of animals as well as of men" (p. 550). I knew this meant that our cat's identity was wholly spiritual, created by God, and thus not subject to injury or destruction. I felt certain that God's Love was the perfect preserving, protecting, and restorative power.

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