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At one point I began losing eyesight in my left eye. Over time it got worse until I couldn’t see out of it at all. Being raised with Christian Science, I called a Christian Science practitioner and told him I had lost my eyesight in one eye. He immediately refuted that claim on the basis of God’s omnipotence and simply quoted Paul’s beautiful statement in Hebrews, “For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart” (4:12).
After our short talk, I opened my thought wide to receive the whole blessed truth of God as revealed in Christian Science, and I shortly began to feel a stirring in consciousness. In fact, I felt this mental stirring for hours, and I realized that what was taking place was “mental chemicalization,” as Mary Baker Eddy called it. She wrote in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures: “If faith in the truth of being, which you impart mentally while destroying error, causes chemicalization (as when an alkali is destroying an acid), it is because the truth of being must transform the error to the end of producing a higher manifestation. This fermentation should not aggravate the disease, but should be as painless to man as to a fluid, since matter has no sensation and mortal mind only feels and sees materially” (p. 401).
The Christian Science treatment was being given on the other side of the world, yet I could actually feel the healing effect of it. When I awoke the next morning and opened my eyes, the blackness that had prevented me from seeing with my left eye was all gone; I could see perfectly. My wife witnessed this whole healing. I was thrilled with a sense of gratitude for this wonderful restoration of sight, which has now been complete for over a year!
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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 ...'
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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