Walking difficulty, pain and swelling, healed

In June 2014, as I was returning home after walking to the town about two miles away, I came to a football field that looked wonderfully green and smooth. It looked so inviting that I decided to run across it as fast as I could. I must admit I was pleased that I could still run quite fast, as I did at school a long time ago. Soon after I stopped, however, my right heel became painful, and I began to limp.

Even though I continued to be active and walk daily around the local countryside, the pain persisted, and there was swelling near my ankle. I met someone who had had a similar difficulty. He said, “It’s a strained Achilles tendon; I had a problem with it for ten years.” My immediate thought was: “I’m not having this for ten years, or any time span like that. It’s not what God intended for me or for anyone.”

The pain persisted over the following month, yet I continued to be faithful to what I had learned in Christian Science through study of the Bible and the writings of Mary Baker Eddy. I rejected the mistaken belief that any imperfection could come to God’s man—my real being as His spiritual, perfect image. But I was still limping.

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