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I was in the car with my mom, who was driving me to a volleyball tournament, when suddenly I found myself having trouble seeing. There were large black spots in my left eye, and they seemed to grow larger until it became almost impossible to see out of that eye. At first I told myself that whatever was wrong would just go away. But as I closed my eyes, it occurred to me that, actually, I could pray about the issue as I’d learned in the Christian Science Sunday School, because in the past, prayer had helped me with other problems.
I also told my mom what was going on, because I was afraid and wanted her to help me pray. When I told her, she helped me shift my perspective to a more spiritual one by sharing the spiritual definition of eyes from the Glossary of Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy. While most of us might think of eyes simply as two physical organs, it helped to consider them differently, and I listened as my mom shared the definition: “Eyes. Spiritual discernment,—not material but mental.
“Jesus said, thinking of the outward vision, ‘Having eyes, see ye not?’ …” (p. 586).
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