No more crippling pain

Up until a few years ago, thoughts of age had always been foreign to me. It wasn’t until my retirement that I gave it much consideration. But then I started realizing how many of my family members, friends, and acquaintances were passing away. 

During that same period, I began to feel strange sensations and pain up and down my leg. It became a daily afternoon experience. For a few months, I had to do all my chores in the morning, because as noon approached, I found myself unable to drive, walk, or sit. This brought on feelings of fear, depression, and helplessness. Then the condition progressed to all-day excruciating pain, loss of balance, loss of weight, and paralysis on one side of my body. 

In spite of this, I had been only casually reading the weekly Christian Science Bible Lesson, along with other Christian Science literature. One day I read this statement by Mary Baker Eddy in Rudimental Divine Science: “It is only a lack of understanding of the allness of God, which leads you to believe in the existence of matter, or that matter can frame its own conditions, contrary to the law of Spirit” (pp. 10–11). I knew then I had to refute this claim of pain and immobility—not just by believing the truths we are taught in Christian Science, but by truly understanding them, and then applying that knowledge to eliminate the lies. 

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Near-heaven experiences
April 8, 2013

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