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A few months ago I woke up in the morning, washed myself, and went to school as usual. After the first period my stomach started hurting. My classmates suggested I should ask for permission to go home. But I didn’t follow their advice. I stayed in school. I lay down on a bench and I started to pray the way I always do when I don’t feel well. I thought about the lessons I was learning in the Christian Science Sunday School. This is how I thought: “I am the image of God. I am like God. I am not material, but spiritual. In God’s kingdom there is no sickness.”
I remembered a story from the Bible that our Sunday School teacher had told us. It was about a paralyzed man who was healed when Jesus said to him: “Rise, take up your bed and walk” (John 5:8, New King James Version). The paralyzed man was happy to be able to walk again.
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Laudes first shared his healing in the kids' edition of The Herald of Christian Science that was published in French, German, Portuguese, and Spanish in July 2011.
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