God’s love heals

One day a few years ago, I was moving a cement planter from the front porch to the garage, and suddenly felt something tear in my back. I dropped the planter and it broke. I fell to the ground and, barely able to get up, I called my wife for assistance. She helped me into the house. 

We called a Christian Science practitioner to pray for me. She turned me to these words from Science and Health: “Hold thought steadfastly to the enduring, the good, and the true, and you will bring these into your experience proportionably to their occupancy of your thoughts” (p. 261). That’s what I needed to hear. 

It had not been a good month for me. I’d been feeling slighted and hurt by friends and family members who were upset with me. I felt on the defensive and wanted to find my peace. My thought had been consumed with feelings of self-pity, and now I was being asked to think of something higher than my own hurt feelings (and hurt back). I was asked to turn my thought to God. I recognized that the self-importance, self-pity, and feeling victimized needed to be healed, as well as the back pain and immobility.

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February 7, 2011

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