Mobility restored

Many years ago, I had the opportunity to demonstrate the persistence Mary Baker Eddy calls for when dealing with seemingly insurmountable challenges. I was in high school and spent many weekends out at a relative’s farm riding my horse. One week, my legs began to feel stiff and sore. I initially wrote it off as a delayed result of all the riding I had done the previous weekend, but the stiffness and pain accelerated, and my condition quickly deteriorated to the point where I couldn’t walk. It didn’t take long to realize I needed to start praying about it.

Though my mother was praying with me, we decided to call a Christian Science practitioner for prayerful help. He lovingly agreed and gave us some inspiring thoughts to work with. The main idea was that man is inseparable from his creator.

In Genesis we read, “God created man in his own image” (1:27). We can think of this as man reflecting God. Whatever God is, man is—always, completely. Because God is perfect, God and man are an inseparable, complete package of perfection, never a work in progress and having no room for anything unlike God. That’s what I had to see myself as: the perfect, total reflection of God, good, right then.

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