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I turned to God
I am so grateful for Christian Science and the many healings I have experienced over the years.
One morning, at the beginning of this year, as I walked down the stairs to breakfast I suddenly felt a lot of pain in one of my knees and could barely walk. This pain was a surprise to me because I hadn’t remembered injuring myself at hockey practice the day before. I immediately began to pray with a line from Science and Health that I love, “Become conscious for a single moment that Life and intelligence are purely spiritual,—neither in nor of matter,—and the body will then utter no complaints” (p. 14). I soon realized that it was not my knee that had a problem; I needed to change the way I was thinking about it. I was seeing my knee as unsupported, weak, unstable, painful, and injured. In order to see myself correctly, as “purely spiritual,” I decided to see the useful purpose my knee served and pray about the true spiritual qualities I expressed, such as strength, support, stability, and completeness. I then went off to school claiming my spiritual perfection in this way. In my third lesson at school, I suddenly remembered my knee. It had not hurt since I turned to God that morning. I was so grateful!
Next year, I finish high school and the topic of future plans comes up often at school. I find that I sometimes feel afraid when thinking about the future because I have not quite decided what I want to do and which university I want to attend. My Sunday School teacher recently pointed out this helpful passage to me from Science and Health:
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Katherine Brokensha enjoys walking, cycling, hanging out with friends, and painting.
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