Ankle healed and character transformed

The summer between my sophomore and junior year of college, I needed to heal feelings of hurt and resentment toward an ex-boyfriend. In fact, we were going to be working together on the staff of a summer camp for kids attending Christian Science Sunday School, and this made me even more determined to overcome these negative feelings. Little did I know that, as I prayed about this issue, as well as being healed of the resentment and hurt, I would gain freedom from a sense of self-consciousness and a lack of confidence that I had struggled with for a long time.

It was natural for me to turn to God for help, because I had relied on Christian Science all my life to address discordant situations—everything from emotional distress and illness to employment and schoolwork challenges. I prayed to understand that this young man and I were spiritual children of God who could only relate harmoniously to each other. Still, whenever I saw this person or thought of him, the irrational anger and hurt I felt were aggressive and very distracting. 

One of our first staff activities before the campers arrived that summer was a three-day hike in the mountains. We divided into small groups that would hike separately for most of the trip, and I was grateful to be in a different group from this individual. The hike started off great, and I felt so encouraged by conversations with my peers about how we had each appreciated Christian Science in our daily lives over the past year.

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