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Acute pain healed
Several years ago, I ran my first 5k Turkey Trot with a large group of family and friends. “You got this,” they assured me as we gathered at the starting line. I appreciated the encouragement I encountered along the course, especially near the end when I was tired and running uphill: “Keep it up. Finish strong!” I pressed on to the top, and with the end in sight I renewed my resolve and crossed the finish line.
I thought about this event a few months ago when I woke up with a severe ache in my side. At first I thought I had slept in a weird position and a little stretching would work out the kinks. But when I couldn’t lift my leg or bend over to put on my shoes, I feared it could be something more serious. I needed healing.
As a spiritual thinker and a student of Christian Science, it was normal for me to pray to God for help. So I stopped what I was doing and started to pray with one of the first ideas I had made my own during Christian Science Primary class instruction. It’s from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy and reads, “The starting-point of divine Science is that God, Spirit, is All-in-all, and that there is no other might nor Mind,—that God is Love, and therefore He is divine Principle” (p. 275).
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Christ—an always-present divine influence
You are worthy of God’s redeeming love
Elizabeth Crecelius Schwartz
Your identity as God’s idea
‘O death, where is your sting?’
Out of the depths of depression
Acute pain healed
'Lo, to our widening vision dawns ...'
Photograph by Charlene Corin Brunner
After a steelmaker’s deception, steps to restore trust
The Monitor’s Editorial Board
Leading with humility
Keith S. Collins
A joyous, empowering standard of care
Kim Crooks Korinek